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The football formula to a Super Bowl victory
NORTH CAROLINA (BASN)-In order to win the Super Bowl, there are three major components a team most successfully possess
They are a turnover free, penalty-less, effective offensive unit, who blocks well, runs hard, catches the difficulty, doesn’t drop the easy, and protects the quarterback sacredly, while he throws the football with accuracy and precision.
Along with these qualities, they must have a hard-hitting, discipline defense, who forces turnovers and provides a stonewall fortress in the red-zone and prevents its opponent from getting in the end zone.
Lastly, a Super Bowl winning team, has to have a special team unit that misses few field goals, makes long distance kicks, punts high and inside the opponents’ ten yard line, tackles well, is fumble free, and has a great return team, who gives their offense good field position and possibly a touchdown during the game.
If teams combine all of these things, they’ll find themselves dancing in a sea of confetti and holding up the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Well, the Baltimore Ravens proved this formula to be true.
Consider the fact that, the Ravens’ special team’s unit racked up 234 yards and punts returns thanks to Jacoby Jones, who broke a Super Bowl record with his 109 yard kick-off return for a touchdown to begin the second half.
Defensively, despite giving up all-most 500 yards in the game, the Ravens defensive unit successfully shutdown San Francisco four out of six times in the red-zone and only allowed two touchdowns in the process.
The most noticeable was the game-winning goal-line stand that sealed the Super Bowl victory after the Niners had four opportunity to score after facing a first and goal from the seven yard line.
Offensively, the Ravens offensive line protected Joe Flacco in the pocket and only allowed two sacks.With Flacco feeling comfortable in the pocket, he had a 124.2 QB rating, while completing 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards and threw three touchdowns passes to three different wide receivers. (Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones)
Plus, he didn’t threw any interceptions during the contest.
As a result, he was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLVII after leading the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
And now, you know the formula.
Unfortunately, it’s easier said than done.