Many fans say the super showdown between the two teams has the makings of a classic that will be talked about for years to come. With many story lines, from Ray Lewis' final game to the Harbaugh brothers facing off, local fans agree this Sunday's contest will be a close game.
But most people in the four-state area think the Ravens will pull out with a victory in the end.
"I hope the Ravens win, I'm originally from Maryland, so I'm pulling for the Ravens," says T.W. Cook, a fan.
"I think that the Ravens will win. I'm hoping so because they are local, but I like both of the brothers and I think the real winners are the Harbaugh parents and the family. I think they have to be so proud that both of their sons have gone this far," says Leah Daniel, a fan.
They say the Ravens are clicking on all cylinders, the defense has been makings stops when it had to, and quarterback Joe Flacco has stepped up this post season hitting his targets for big plays.
Ravens Nation say the aerial attack with be the difference.
"I have to look at Baltimore. They have been close a few times, they are local and to be honest with you, I have always been an NFC fan, but I am going to have to go with Baltimore this time," says Elice Gregory, a fan.
But the 49ers enter the contest four-point favorites and some locals think San Francisco is a better overall team. They say their signal caller, Colin Kaepernick, will win the game on the ground in the air.
"I believe the Ravens have all the karma right now, but I also believe that the 49ers has that new style of offense, with Kaepernick, I'm going with the 49ers this year," says Ron Stephens, a fan.
"I believe the 49ers have what it takes just simply because Colin Kaepernick can really stretch out the defense. I think Ray Lewis will be inspired but I don't think it will be enough," says R.J. Stephens, a fan.
The Ravens and 49ers are set to battle in New Orleans. Kick-off is set for this Sunday at 6:30 p.m.