Super Bowl Recap: Baltimore Lets San Francisco Beat Themselves

It’s not often that my pregame analysis actually plays itself out on the field, but that’s what happened tonight in Baltimore’s 34-31 Super Bowl win. It was a few more points than I expected, but the basic view held was that San Francisco was the team more capable of dominating, while Baltimore was less likely to shoot themselves in the foot—and based on that I picked Baltimore to win by three points. That was essentially what the game boiled down to.