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Super Bowl XLVII Champions: Baltimore Ravens defeat San Francisco 49ers 34-31
Ravens QB Joe Flacco named Super Bowl MVP
NEW ORLEANS —The Baltimore Ravens have defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 to become Super Bowl XLVII champions.
The Baltimore Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 to become Super Bowl XLVII champions, and fans took to the streets to celebrate.
A power outage at the Super Bowl put the nation’s biggest sporting event on hold for more than a half-hour Sunday, interrupting an otherwise electric, back-and-forth game that ended with Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens as NFL champions thanks to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Flacco threw three first-half touchdown passes to cap an 11-TD, zero-interception postseason. Jacoby Jones returned the second-half kickoff 108 yards, a Super Bowl record, to give Baltimore a 22-point lead.
Moments later, lights lining the indoor arena faded, making it difficult to see.
“Power has been restored. We sincerely apologize for the incident,” Superdome spokesman Eric Eagan said in a statement released a short time later.
“Stadium authorities are investigating the cause of the power outage. We will have more information as it becomes available,” an NFL spokesman said in a statement.
When action resumed, the 49ers scored 17 consecutive points, getting as close as 31-29. But Baltimore stopped San Francisco on fourth-and-goal from the 5 with under 2 minutes left.
Flacco became only the sixth quarterback in 47 Super Bowls to throw for three scores in a first half, connecting with Anquan Boldin for 13 yards, Dennis Pitta for 1, and Jacoby Jones for 56.
And the unassuming guy who played his college football at Delaware finished Baltimore’s four-game run to the title with 11 TD passes and zero interceptions. It was an impressive run that included road victories against two of the game’s best QBs, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
Now it’s time for Baseball! EDB