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Numbers Rule Super Bowl Breakdown

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The improbable last-second comebacks of Baltimore and Atlanta in second-round playoff games were another reminder that there is never absolute certainty in the NFL.

Even so, FOXSports.com is going to try and give you the next closest thing heading into this weekend’s conference championship matchups.

We’ve ranked all four remaining teams — New England, Baltimore, Atlanta and San Francisco — in 10 categories and rewarded points ranging from best (four) to worst (one). Based upon this, the final totals should reveal which squads will be playing in Super Bowl XLVII

Emphasis on should.

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