Super Bowl 2013: 5 Players to Watch

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There is plenty to watch this Sunday when the NFL is so kind to grace our televisions one last time with the greatest game of the season, the Super Bowl. With so many different things to watch including, commercials, halftime show, and my personal favorite the varying expressions of “what are ya talkin’ about REF” on the Harbaugh brother’s faces. Let’s stop and remember that there really is a game being played, an important one, and here are five players that may help swing the outcome in their team’s favor.

Jan 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) passes the ball during the second quarter of the AFC divisional round playoff game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

1. Joe Flacco: Joe Flacco has come on late for the Ravens and their offensive ship either sails or sinks based off of his performance. If the Flacco of the past two playoff games shows up and is able to calm the aggressive 49ers defensive attack, then the Ravens should be in this game down the stretch. There is another Joe Flacco out there, the one the fans and media tend to forget. The Flacco that completes less that 50% of his pass attempts and earns a 0.3 total QBR. For the Ravens to have a chance in this one, that Joe Flacco needs to be as far from the Big Easy as possible.