◆ The 49ers are back to their first Super Bowl in 18 years. They’re a perfect 5-0 in Super Bowl history during the 1980s and ’90s behind Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Steve Young.
◆ The Ravens are in their second Super Bowl; they beat the New York Giants 34-7 in the 2001 Super Bowl.
◆ The 49ers’ five Super Bowl wins are tied for second most in NFL history. The Pittsburgh Steelers have six titles, and the Dallas Cowboys also have five.
◆ The Ravens have won the last three meetings between these teams.
◆ Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco’s six postseason road wins are the most in playoff history. He has thrown for eight touchdowns with no interceptions in this postseason for an 114.7 passer rating.
◆ Niners second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick makes just his 10th career start.
◆ The 49ers were one of three teams to have the same five starting offensive linemen every game, along with the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.
◆ Niners coach Jim Harbaugh played QB for the Ravens in 1998.