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Super Weapons on All Final 4 Teams

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Something amazing is happening in the NFL playoffs—everyone is really good. The four teams that remain left in the hunt for the Super Bowl—the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots—don't have many holes and certainly aren't flukes (sorry, Giants fans, your team wasn't exactly the 1985 Bears last year). The Ravens, Patriots and 49ers are all returning to their second-straight conference championship game and the Falcons have made the playoffs for four of the last five seasons. It is, in short, one of the best final fours in recent memory. Each team has a special set of skills that will get them to the big game, and so, naturally, every team is going to make the Super Bowl.

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