When the Ravens and the 49ers played in 2011, it didn't go so well for San Francisco. The 9ers' O.C. is hoping to change that next Sunday.
A lot has changed since then -- but not everything.
49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman has been studying that tape to help prepare for next Sunday's Super Bowl match-up. The Ravens won, 16-6, and made it tough for then-quarterback Alex Smith. The Ravens defense sacked Smith nine times:
"It's always great when you can watch your players against their players on film," Roman said Thursday. "You get to see the matchups, how guys match up, and get a feel for you against that opponent as opposed to somebody else."
It was the worst offensive showing of the season for the 49ers. Their six points was a season-low, as well as their 170 yards of total offense. The loss dropped San Francisco's record to 9-2.
Another difference in that game was the absence of Ray Lewis, the Ravens' emotional leader. Lewis will be suited up for the Super Bowl, however, in what will be his last NFL game. Lewis announced before the playoffs that he would retire after the season.
Super Bowl XLVII is set for Sunday, Feb. 3. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET.