The San Francisco 49ers are trouncing the Baltimore Ravens … on Microsoft Bing

If the number of Bing searches correlates with winning football games, then 49ers fans have reason to be ecstatic.

Bing has been analyzing some of the top searches relating to Sunday’s Super Bowl and found that San Francisco is driving twice as many searches than the Baltimore Ravens.

San Fran quarterback Colin Kaepernick has 50 percent more searches than Ravens QB Joe Flacco, while 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is beating his brother and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh in the search space. Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis, meanwhile, is the most-searched player overall. 

In other NFL-related news, check out this intense data analysis the folks over at Facebook’s Data Science Team did. They looked at each Facebook user who “liked” an NFL team’s page and ranked the users by each county in the U.S.

Every county in the entire state of Washington had a majority of Facebook users who “liked” the Seahawks (the map to the right shows entire state as blue). Facebook also looked at the top five NFL fan-friendships for each team in the league, excluding their own. Apparently, Seahawks fans have friends who like Dallas, Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Oakland and New England, in that order.

Two more: here’s how far a $4 million, 30-second Super Bowl TV advertisement can go in the world of digital advertising. And finally, HootSuite has put together real-time Super Bowl Social Media Command Center.

Previously on GeekWire: From Shawn Kemp to Edgar Martinez: Favorite phones and apps of Seattle’s sports stars

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