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Durkin’s Super Bowl Pick: 49ers Win

Michael Crabtree. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Michael Crabtree. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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By Dan Durkin-

(CBS) And then there were two.

There’s a strong possibility neither of these teams would be in position to win it all if they didn’t make bold, season-changing decisions. I’m anxious to see the defensive gameplan the Ravens have devised to counter the diverse, throwback (with a modern spin) 49ers’ attack. The Ravens have success with the deep ball, but teams with controlled passing attacks have given the 49ers the most trouble this season.;

I originally picked the Ravens to make the Super Bowl and lose to the Packers. Despite a different NFC representative, the 49ers’ powerful running attack and adroit Colin Kaepernick will produce the same result.

49ers win 27-24.

(Season record: 175-90-1)

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Dan Durkin

Dan Durkin joined The Score’s columnist community after finishing runner-up in the 2011 Pepsi Max Score Search. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois where he was a member of the men’s football team (despite his best efforts to join the women’s team). Dan is a longtime Scorehead, known as Dan in Wicker Park – even though he no longer resides in Wicker Park – who will be sharing NFL analysis and opinions. You can follow Dan on Twitter @djdurkin. To read more of Dan’s blogs click here.