It is TOTALLY understandable why there is so much talk about Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens and Colin Kaepernick of the San Fransisco 49ers. Their play in this season's playoffs - and in Lewis' case his phenomenal 17 year career - has been dynamic and almost supernatural.
There are a few other players that you should watch for during tonight's game:
He might only be 5'8" but Ray Rice packs a lot of power and a lot of speed in that body and to watch him rush down the field especially during this playoff season, has made football fanatchicks very happy. :)
When Terrell Suggs returned to the game after his torn achilles injury, he helped to shift the momentum for the Ravens. He's a powerhouse and he was on a mission to do his part to get the Ravens to Super Bowl 47 for Lewis to end his career on the ultimate high. He's a linebacker with a lot of heart and a lot of strength.
Kaepernick has connected with Michael Crabtree for some key plays to stun team after team as they fought through each week of the NFL playoffs this season. He has over 1,100 yards this season and I have a feeling he's gonna tack a few more by the end of tonight. I predict he will earn at least one touchdown tonight for SF.
Having taken a back seat to Crabtree this season - surprising to see - Vernon Davis was a key player earlier in the season but has had a 'team' mentality and humbleness during the playoffs and understands the coach was making decisions to get the team to this day - Super Bowl 47. I expect to see him play and contribute but he might not be the standout 49er we've been used to seeing. Hey, just sign of a talented team.
Honorable mention goes to Ed Reed and of course Ravens QB Joe Flacco. This could be Reed's last year as a Raven. He's been under the shadow of the Ray Lewis but he will continue to do what he does best...play his tail off. Flacco hasn't always been consistent but it seems that he's truly found his groove this season. He'll be making some key passes tonight.
Good luck to the 49ers and the Ravens. May the better team win Super Bowl XVLII!