That’s not to say Baltimore’s Joe Flacco is a dud. He may not be considered an elite quarterback at this point in his career, but he has a history of playing well in the postseason and does an excellent job of incorporating both his running backs and tight ends into the passing game.
So I’ll be cheering for San Francisco Sunday but I won’t be sad if the Ravens win. A good, close game is my fondest wish.
And somewhere (probably New Orleans), Roger Goodell and his NFL compatriots are smiling.
Jim Rueda is the Free Press sports editor. To contact him, call 344-6381 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.