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Physically Imposing 49ers Should Win

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NEW ORLEANS -- In the hours after the 49ers bounced Green Bay out of the playoffs, bracingly candid Packers star Charles Woodson realized not only that the better team had won but also understood why.

The 49ers were much bigger, much stronger and much faster.

That begins to explain why the Niners will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy and spilling Champagne after their 10-point victory over the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday at the Superdome.

The 49ers are stronger along both lines -- appreciably so if the ferocious Smiths, Justin and Aldon, can overcome their wounds and be halfway effective putting heat on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.

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