The die is cast: Two of our Washington Examiner sports columnists have made their predictions for the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII.

Read their columns at the links below.

RICK SNIDER: "San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh gets lifetime bragging rights over older sibling and Baltimore coach John Harbaugh. The 49ers are simply a better team." (Read the entire column here.)

THOM LOVERRO: "Strip the storylines away, though, and the essence of this football game is a veteran quarterback who has been exceptional in postseason play — a veteran struggling for respect in the league — against a young, fast, strong quarterback who is making just his 10th NFL start." (Read the entire column here.)