The conference championship dust has settled. The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will play for the Lombardi Trophy in New Orleans.
San Francisco overcame a 20-point deficit in the first half of the NFC Championship game on Sunday to beat the Atlanta Falcons by a final score of 28-24. It was a thrilling conclusion, and the perfect sendoff to the franchise's sixth Super Bowl appearance.
Baltimore trailed New England 13-7 at halftime. In the second half, the Ravens scored 21 unanswered points to jump out to a big lead over the Patriots, which lost cornerback Aqib Talib in the first half. As usual, Baltimore's defense punished Brady's receivers on short passes over the middle and took away his deep options to limit the prolific New England offense.
The Super Bowl is the most watched event in America: Last year's event was the most watched show in American history, drawing 111.3 million viewers. A 30-second commercial spot in this year's game will cost $4 million, with CBS charging a flat rate for each advertisement.
Here's the info on the big game and how to watch it:
Super Bowl XLVII
Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers
Where: Mercedes-Benz Super Dome, New Orleans, Louisiana
When: 6:30 p.m. ET, February 3, 2013
TV announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Radio: Dial Global Network
Radio announcers: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason