Your Guide to Super Bowl XLVII

Your Guide to Super Bowl XLVII

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 30: Linebacker Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVII Media Availability at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on January 30, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Ravens will take on the San Francisco 49ers on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on February 1, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Updated yesterday at 5:11 AM

Need to brush up on some facts and information about the NFL's big game before heading out to that Super Bowl party? Check KHOU.com's guide to the big game. 

THE TEAMS

Who is in the Super Bowl?

The San Francisco 49ers, the NFC Champions and Baltimore Ravens, the AFC Champions.

Who has won more games?

The 49ers. They have a record of 11-4-1, while the Ravens are 10-6. The 49ers tied their divisional rival the St. Louis Rams in Week 10.

Has either team been to the Super Bowl before?

The 49ers won Super Bowls XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV and XXIX. The Ravens won Super Bowl XXXV. If the 49ers win, they will be tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl wins. 

When is the Super Bowl?

Super Bowl XLVIII is Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.

What time does the game start?

Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. Central Time. Pre-game coverage begins at 10 a.m.

What channel is the game on?

KHOU 11, Houston CBS affiliate

Where is the game being played?

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. This is the 10th time that the game has been held there tying Miami.

Who will call the game?

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, former New York Giants quarterback who was the most valuable player of Super Bowl XXI.

THE PERFORMERS

Who will perform the national anthem?

Alicia Keys

Who will perform at halftime?

Beyonce

Also before the game...

A group of 26 students from Sandy Hook Elementary School chorus will sing "America the Beautiful" along side Jennifer Hudson during the pre-game show on KHOU 11/CBS.

For more on this story, click here.


THE COACHES

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Ravens coach John Harbaugh are indeed brothers. This the first time brothers have faced each other as head coaches in the NFL's big game.

Click here for more on their story.

Michael Oher...why does that name sound familiar? Yes, the football player whose life was depicted in the book and movie, "The Blind Side," is starting at right tackle for the Ravens. Here are a few other players you should know.


Who are the starting quarterbacks?

Colin Kaepernick will start for the 49ers and Joe Flacco for the Ravens. This is the first time either has played in the Super Bowl. Click here for more on the QBs.

Who are the other notable players?

For the 49ers:

Alex Smith, quarterback, lost his job to Kaepernick after he sidelined with a concussion

Frank Gore, running back, has endured personal heartache and a startling string of injuries

Patrick Willis, linebacker, Ray Lewis is not the only star defender wearing No. 52

Randy Moss, wide receiver, says he the "best receiver ever"

 

For the Ravens:

Ray Lewis, linebacker, 17-yea-r-old veteran hopes to go out on top

Ed Reed, safety, 11-year veteran is focused on first Super Bowl

Ray Rice, running back, helped the Ravens get back to the Super Bowl

Torrey Smith, wide receiver, young playmaker has overcome a lot of adversity

 

Click here for a complete profiles of key players in Sunday's game.

Also, here is a guide to top match-ups to watch out for.

For more coverage of the Road to the Super Bowl XLVII, click here. 

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