Cosell Predicts Ravens in Super Bowl

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People photograph the Roman numerals for NFL Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 1, 2013, in New Orleans.

Greg Cosell, senior producer at NFL Films Inc. and nephew of the legendary ABC sportscaster Howard Cosell, successfully predicted the New York Giants’ upset of the New England Patriots in last year’s Super Bowl.

This year, Cosell says, the Baltimore Ravens will defeat the San Francisco 49ers:

23-20.

The Ravens are “underrated by many, many people,” Cosell said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” airing this weekend before Sunday night’s national championship. “This game will not be quite as high-scoring as some think.”

Cosell notes that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has won more games, including playoffs, than any other quarterback in his first five years. He’s also won more road playoff games than any quarterback in history.

“I think Joe Flacco has been a fine quarterback for much of his career, and he really should have been in the Super Bowl last year,” Cosell said, “if a receiver did not drop a perfectly thrown ball.”

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