When the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers meet in Super Bowl 47, several players may be familiar to people in our area—several played college football in Virginia or attended high school here.
Here's all the information you'll need to get the most out of the matchup, including local players to keep an eye on, television schedules and where to watch the game close to home.
Look for Ahmad Brooks, a 49ers linebacker who attended the University of Virginia, C.D Hylton High School in Woodbridge and Hargrave Military Academy. (See Brooks’ bio here). He was born in Fairfax.
Read Patch interviews with Ahmad Brooks' sister and his high school coach.
Torrey Smith, a wide receiver for Baltimore, lived in Fredericksburg and graduated from Stafford High. (See Smith's bio here.)
Ravens fans have to be hoping not to see Tyrod Taylor, who attended Virginia Tech and went to high school at Hampton High School in Hampton. (See Taylor’s bio here.) Why are Ravens fans rooting against his appearance? He's the backup quarterback.
ScoresandOdds.com has the Super Bowl betting line favoring San Francisco by 3.5 points. The over/under on total points is 47.5.
But what does Vegas know? Here are fearless predictions from a few Patch staffers:
Adam Shelnut, Regional Publisher, Patch: Ravens 24, 49ers 21.
Todd Richissin, Senior Regional Editor, Patch: 49ers 35, Ravens 24.
Greg Hambrick, Associate Regional Editor, Patch: Ravens 21, 49ers 20.
* What's your prediction? Tell us in comments. *
Who: San Francisco 49ers v. Baltimore Ravens.
Where: Superdome in New Orleans.
The Baltimore Ravens Fan Group — Virginia DC Metro Chapter is watching Superbowl XLVII at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 4238 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington.
The Washington-area official 49ers fan Meetup group will most likely be watching at Town Tavern in Adams Morgan, 2323 18th Street NW, Washington.
TV Schedule: Super Bowl coverage on CBS and its sports station begins at 9 a.m., and kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. on CBS.
Tickets: Good luck.