Super Bowl 47 may also decide a few other questions leading up to the game, such as can Baltimore coach John Harbaugh continue his mastery over brother Jim?
John's Ravens beat Jim's 49ers 16-3 in their first meeting on Thanksgiving night in Baltimore in 2011?
Can San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick put to rest the myth that a scrambling, option-read quarterback can't win a Super Bowl?
Can retiring Baltimore middle linebacker Ray Lewis end his 17-year career on a winning note?
Can San Francisco kicker David Akers get it together after missing 13 field goals in the regular season.
And can Joe Flacco win the big one? -- the Baltimore Q-B owns an 8-4 postseason record but has never won a Super Bowl. Kickoff is set for 5:30 pm Sask time.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was named The Associated Press 2012 NFL M-V-P. Peterson also won for offensive player of the Year. Houston end J-J Watt was recognized as the top defensive player. Bruce Arians was named coach of the year for his role as interim coach with Indianapolis. Arians took over while Chuck Pagano was undergoing treatment for leukemia.
Braden Christopher and Adam Brooks scored in a losing cause for the Regina Pats as they fell 5-2 in Brandon Saturday night. Matt Hewitt took the loss in goal for the Pats (19-20-6) who host Lethbridge on Tuesday night.
The Nashville Predators handed the San Jose Sharks their first loss of the season, with a 2-1 shootout. The Sharks are 7-0--1. Chicago is also unbeaten in regulation, but just by a hair. Marian Hossa got the equalizer with 2.3 seconds left, and the Blackhawks earned a 3-2 shootout over Calgary. Jay Bouwmeester put the Flames in front with 35 seconds remaining. Ray Emery had 45 saves for Chicago, which is 7-0-and-2.
The Boston Bruins limited Toronto to 21 shots and killed off two penalties in the last nine minutes to beat the Maple Leafs 1-0. Chris Bourque scored his first goal as a Bruins, and Tuukka Rask earned the shutout. James Reimer stopped 33 shots for the Leafs. In matinee action, Rene Bourque and David Desharnais scored twice in Montreal's 6-1 win over Buffalo. Devan Dubnyk turned back 37 shots for Edmonton in a 3-1 loss at Colorado.
The Pittsburgh Penguins outshot New Jersey 30-16 while notching their first home win of the season, 5-1 over the Devils. Mike Smith stopped 17 shots and the Phoenix Coyotes were at their tight-checking best in a 2-0 win over Dallas. Rick Nash scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period as the New York Rangers edged Tampa Bay 3-2.