Slim pickings: Can 49ers pick off Flacco?

NEW ORLEANS -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has gone 162 pass attempts without throwing an interception. His team has a 9-0 record this season, counting playoffs, when Flacco plays a full game and does not throw an interception.

The San Francisco 49ers have a 3-4-1 record under coach Jim Harbaugh when they do not intercept a pass. They are 12-1 when they pick off one pass. They are 10-1 when they pick off more than one.

That is 22-2 with at least one pick and 3-4-1 without one. Counting playoffs, the figures are 24-3 with at least one pick and 3-5-1 without one.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's looking like the 49ers will want to intercept Flacco's passes in Super Bowl XLVII.

Flacco has eight touchdown passes and no interceptions in three playoff games this season. He had eight touchdown passes with eight interceptions in his previous playoff appearances.