Niners have better chance than Ravens to be back
NEW ORLEANS -- The Baltimore Ravens carried off the Lombardi Trophy. Their beaten opponent has a better chance of doing it next season.
San Francisco running back Frank Gore insisted the 49ers were the more talented team even after losing 34-31 to the Ravens in Sunday's Super Bowl. The scoreboard said otherwise, but when the conference champions meet at the Meadowlands next February -- yes, outdoors in the dead of winter for the NFL crown -- the Niners easily could represent the NFC.
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