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Super Bowl XLVI set an American television viewing record with a total of 164.1 million viewers Sunday night. Last year's Super Bowl featuring the Giants and Patriots maintained their record for average viewers at 111.3 million.

The 2012 NFL season concluded with another television milestone as Super Bowl XLVII on CBS reached a total audience of 164.1 million viewers (6:32-8:41 and 9:11-10:47 PM, ET), making it the most-viewed show in U.S. television history according to The Nielsen Company.

The 49ers-Ravens championship game topped the previous record of 162.9 million total viewers for Super Bowl XLV (Packers-Steelers) and marks the fifth consecutive Super Bowl to reach a total audience of more than 150 million viewers. Super Bowls account for the 22 most-watched programs in history in terms of total audience.

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Yesterday, I published my prediction and it was mildly received. I took the Ravens and the four points based on the general consensus that the Super Bowl would be a very close game.

It turned out to be a close one, score-wise, but keep in mind, the Ravens were up five and took the safety to get out of their own end in the final seconds.

In games such as these, I'd rather have the points in?my pocket?than in the bookie's...

Tags: New York Giants, NFL, Editorial Aside, Super Bowl XLVII
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Jim Harbaugh can get emotional during games. We know that. But last night he acted like a spoiled child in front of the whole world when calls (especially on the final play from scrimmage) didn't go in his favor.

Sometimes, he has a point. On the 49ers' final play from scrimmage, there was a non-call on an incompletion that resulted in San Francisco turning the ball over on downs. Looked like a fairly clean exchange to me. Harbaugh didn't think so, but then again, he didn't have my angle.

Tags: Jim Harbaugh, New York Giants, Editorial Aside, Super Bowl, Super Bowl XLVII
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From Jon Wagner SNYGiants columnist

It?s not often that opposing head coaches in a Super Bowl are as much of a focus as they are right now.

Tags: Jim Harbaugh, John Harbaugh, Super Bowl, Super Bowl XLVII
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I know what you're going to say. I am letting my distaste for the 49ers get in the way of being objective. Uh...no. I really like the Ravens and the four points tonight.

In a game this close, I look for several things: continuity, experience and cleanliness. The Ravens have simply been a contender longer than San Francisco has. They have qualified for the postseason six of the past seven seasons. That's experience, too.

Ravens' QB Joe Flacco has taken the Ravens to the playoffs n each of his five seasons as a pro. Tonight will be his 13th postseason start at QB. San Francisco 's Colin Kaepernick has only nine NFL starts under his belt. Even though Kaepernick is red-hot, this is the Big One, and I'll take experience and familiarity every time.

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The AFC Champion Baltimore Ravens (13-6) face the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers (13-4-1) in Super Bowl XLVII.

Kickoff: 6:30pm Eastern

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Our man at capitalnewyork.com, Greg Hanlon sent us another great feature this week. This time Greg cross-examines Phil Simms, who will be providing the color for this Sunday's Super Bowl. Here's a snippet of the much-larger article:

?I?m not the type of guy that?s looking forward to sitting on the beach,? he told me on the phone two weeks ago.

Simms has been the lead analyst for CBS football games since 1998. Sunday?s Super Bowl, between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers, will be his seventh as an announcer.

Tags: New York Giants, Phil Simms, Super Bowl XLVII
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This year's two Super Bowl coaches - the Brothers Harbaugh - held a joint press conference this morning in New Orleans....

Opening Statements:

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Prop, or proposition bets, have become the fad for casual sports wagerers. Not only can you bet on actual events in the game, you can wager on anything related to the game such as the coin toss, who scores first and how many times Jim Nance says "Phil" during the broadcast.

Click HERE for the latest Vegas-worthy list of props?

Here are our personal favorites, play along with us, will you.......

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Last year at this time we were bracing for another showdown with the Patriots in the Super Bowl. This year, we're scratching for crumbs loathing the upcoming matchup between the hated 49ers and the not-so-liked Ravens. Here's some reading material to keep your mind lucid.....

A reporter asked 49ers' WR Mario Manningham if he was going to repeat his famous catch from last year's Super Bowl in this this year's game.....Art Stapleton of the Record reports:

A reporter sidled up to former Giant Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham with what he figured was an easy question during Thursday morning?s 49ers media session.

Tags: Ed Koch, New York Giants, NFL, Editorial Aside, Super Bowl XLVII
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Here is is the latest injury/practice report for the participants of Super Bowl XLVII:

Baltimore Ravens Wednesday Practice Report

Practiced in full: WR Tandon Doss (ankle), LB Dannell Ellerbe (toe, back), CB Asa Jackson (thigh), FB Vonta Leach (knee, ankle), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), DE Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), RB Bernard Pierce (knee, thigh), TE Dennis Pitta (thigh), WR David Reed (thigh), S Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (abdomen), LB Terrell Suggs (achilles, biceps)

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To get the best coverage of Super Bowl XLVII, visit our Comcast sister sites in Baltimore and the Bay Area.

For 49ers news and notes go to CSNBaltimore.

For Ravens news and insight go to CSNBayArea.

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This week will be an onslaught of quotes, tidbits, anecdotes and facts you could live without....here's some from the Harbaugh brothers you might want to read:

Jim on how much Bo Schembechler as a coach is a role model to him: ?Next to my dad, right on the same level as my dad is Bo Schembechler. He is one of the greatest coaches to ever coach the game. I have also studied Woody Hayes quite extensively. I believe those two men, along with my dad, in my mind, young mind and old mind today, the three coaches that I try most to emulate.?

Jim on the impact the loss to the Giants last year had on this year and the success: ?Life is full of bitter disappointments, and that was one. We were not defeated. You can kill a man but you can?t defeat him, not as long as he has hope. We started from ground zero to approach a new season.?

Tags: Jim Harbaugh, John Harbaugh, NFL, Super Bowl, Super Bowl XLVII
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From the NFL..........It all comes down to this.

On Sunday, February 3, the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers will meet in Super Bowl XLVII (6:00 PM ET, CBS) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

The game will mark the first time in any of the four major professional sports (NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL) that brothers ? Baltimore?s John and San Francisco?s Jim Harbaugh ? will match up against one another as head coaches in a postseason game.

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Harbaugh Brothers Will Face Off for NFL Title

By Jon Wagner

The ever-unpredictable National Football League, always replete with interesting storylines, took a couple more surprising twists to yield a footnote first on Championship Sunday.

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Jim Harbaugh, John Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl, Super Bowl XLVII
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Everyone wants in on the pools this time of year. Hope your numbers are lucky ones. Here are the latest odds on who will be in this year's Super Bowl from bovada.lv....

Odds to win the 2013 Super Bowl XLVII

New England Patriots 1/1

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Will the Giants repeat as Super Bowl champs? Not according to vegasinsider.com. They have placed the Giants in the middle of the pack (20-1) odds-wise to win Super Bowl XLVII.

The Giants and their fans are used to being disrespected and assuming the role of underdogs, but this latest list is just puzzling.

We understand putting the Patriots, Packers, Steelers and Saints ahead of the Giants. We can even see their point with Baltimore and Houston.

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