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Super Bowl XLVII's Top 5 Most Likely MVPs

Who are the odds-on favorites to win the Super Bowl MVP trophy?
<p> The Top 5 Most Likely Super Bowl MVPs</p>

Pinpointing any big game MVP is a complete crapshoot. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways of handicapping the most likely candidates — or keeping Vegas from setting odds on favorites.

San Francisco and Baltimore will battle Sunday night in the 47th edition of the Super Bowl. As the world’s biggest sporting event each year, the Super Bowl’s Most Valuable Player is, in some sense, the most important athlete of each calendar year.

Super Bowl XLVII: One on One With Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe

Ellerbe talked about his Super Bowl preparations, Ray Lewis, Joe Flacco and more
<p> Super Bowl XLVII: One on One With Ravens Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe</p>

Unless a nagging ankle injury sidelines him, Baltimore linebacker Dannell Ellerbe should line up next to Ray Lewis when the Ravens’ defense takes the field in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday. An undrafted free agent out of Georgia who signed with the Ravens following the 2009 NFL Draft, Ellerbe has asserted and established himself in his fourth pro season.

20 Most Amazing Stats in Super Bowl History

The most important, interesting, intriguing and amazing Super Bowl Stats
<p> The most important, interesting, intriguing and amazing Super Bowl Stats.</p>

NFL football is the greatest reality TV program of all time. The Giants and Colts made sure of that back in 1958. Each NFL fall is a completely new and original experience for every player, fan and coach alike. New stories, new personalities, new winners and new losers. And new statistics.

Here are the most important, most intriguing and most bizarre statistics to keep in mind about the 46-year history of the Super Bowl:

5 All-Time Greatest Super Bowl Games

The NFL's All-Time Super Bowl Team

After nearly half a century of Super Bowls, who makes up the All-Time Team?
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<p> Athlon picks the best that have ever stepped foot on the big stage.</p>

In selecting an all-time Super Bowl team, it is important to establish clear criteria. While there is nothing more subjective than all-time teams, the criteria certainly includes individual performance, but performance that leads to team success carries more weight. Multiple game appearances help, so longevity counts too.

All-time Super Bowl Team:

Everything a Fan Should Know About the Super Bowl

See how much you know about the Big Game
<p> See how much you know about the Big Game</p>
They say knowledge is power. And we believe that. That's why we're going to make you the most powerful person at this year's Super Bowl XLVII party. Here is everything you need to know about the Big Game (and probably some stuff you don't) to wow your friends and random strangers as they destroy your living room. 

10 Greatest Players Never to Play in a Super Bowl

Barry Sanders, Deacon Jones, Dick Butkus and LaDainian Tomlinson never played in the Super Bowl.
<p> Sanders, Jones, Butkus and LT never played in the Super Bowl.</p>

Being a future Hall of Famer does not guarantee a trip to the Super Bowl. In fact, many of the game’s greatest players never took the field with the Vince Lombardi Trophy on the line. This year, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed will finally end his Super Sunday drought against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. But these all-time greats were not so lucky.

5 Reasons Why the San Francisco 49ers Will Win Super Bowl XLVII

Jim Harbaugh’s “old school” philosophy is just one reason to like his team’s chances to win on Feb. 3
<p> Harbaugh’s “old school” philosophy is one reason to like his team’s chances.</p>

Super Bowl XLVII is set for Sunday, Feb. 3, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. While the majority of the focus has been on the matchup up between the sons of Jack Harbaugh, this Har-Bowl (or Super Baugh, if you prefer) will be decided on the field by the teams that are led by John and Jim, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.