When: 6:30 tonight.
Records: Baltimore: 13-6; San Francisco: 13-4-1
Opening line: 49ers by 5.
Record vs. spread: Ravens 9-10-0; 49ers 11-7-0.
Series record: Ravens lead 3-1.
Last meeting: Ravens beat 49ers 16-6 on Nov. 24, 2011.
Ravens’ offense rank: Overall (5), Rush (5), Pass (7).
Ravens’ defense rank: Overall (7), Rush (10), Pass (8).
49ers’ offense rank: Overall (11), Rush (4), Pass (23).
49ers’ defense rank: Overall (3), Rush (4), Pass (4).
Notebook: The 49ers are back to their first Super Bowl in 18 years, a perfect 5-0 in Super Bowl history during the 1980s and 1990s behind hall of famers Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Steve Young. ... The Ravens are in their second Super Bowl; they beat the New York Giants 34-7 in 2001. ... The 49ers’ five Super Bowl wins are tied for second most in NFL history. The Pittsburgh Steelers have six titles, and the Dallas Cowboys also have five. ... The Ravens have won the past three meetings. ... Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco’s six postseason road wins are the most in playoff history. He has thrown for eight touchdowns with no interceptions in the playoffs for a 114.7 passer rating this postseason. Flacco is the only quarterback to win a playoff game in each of his first five seasons. ... A victory by the Ravens and John Harbaugh will pass Tom Flores (8) for the most postseason wins by a coach in the first five seasons. ... Flacco has an 8-4 postseason record. With a win, he would tie Tom Brady for the most playoff wins by a quarterback in the first five NFL seasons with nine. Flacco had a career-best 3,817 yards passing this season, the second most in franchise history. The Ravens are 32-3 overall in the regular season and playoffs when Flacco has a passer rating of at least 100. ... In his only career game against the 49ers, Flacco posted a 100.1 passer rating. ... It is Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis’ final game before retirement. He had 14 tackles in the AFC title game against the New England Patriots and has 44 in three postseason games after missing 10 weeks with a torn right triceps muscle. Lewis was the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player after the 2000 season. ... Lewis and 49ers defensive star counterpart Patrick Willis share jersey No. 52 and are good friends. ... 49ers second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick is making his 10th career start. He is 7-2 as a starter with a 101.2 passer rating, 13 touchdowns, four interceptions and 440 yards rushing with four touchdowns. ... 49ers’ cornerbacks Tarell Brown and Chris Culliver each have an interception this postseason. Culliver had his first career postseason interception in the NFC Championship Game. ... Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has nine catches for 198 yards and two touchdowns in the postseason. He is averaging 22.2 yards per catch in five career postseason games (13 receptions, 289 yards). ... The 49ers rallied from a 17-0 deficit to win at Atlanta for the NFC Championship, the second-largest comeback to win a conference title behind the Indianapolis Colts, who erased an 18-point deficit against the Patriots in 2006. ... The 49ers were one of three teams in the NFL to have the same five starting offensive linemen every game, along with the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings. ... Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin is averaging 92 yards receiving in three playoff games this season. In his postseason career, he has 46 catches for 702 yards and six touchdowns. He had eight catches for 84 yards in the 2009 Super Bowl with the Arizona Cardinals. ... Boldin has seven regular-season touchdown catches against the 49ers for the most against any opponent. ... The 49ers were held to 170 net yards of offense in a Thanksgiving night loss at Baltimore in 2011, the first and only previous meeting of the Harbaugh brothers in NFL. ... The Ravens tied a franchise record with nine sacks to end the 49ers’ eight-game winning streak in the 2011 meeting. ... Jim Harbaugh played quarterback for the Ravens in 1998. ... New Orleans is hosting its 10th Super Bowl, tied for the most with Miami.
— Associated Press