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Super Bowl 47: Baltimore Ravens are champions after holding off 49ers

  • Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (52) celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (52) celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (52) talks to his teammates before the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (52) talks to his teammates before the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School sing "America the Beautiful" before the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School sing "America the Beautiful" before the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • San Francisco 49ers players take the field before the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber) San Francisco 49ers players take the field before the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
  • Players line up on the field during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Tim Donnelly) Players line up on the field during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Tim Donnelly)
  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) makes a catch against San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner (31) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) makes a catch against San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner (31) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) catches a pass for a touchdown as San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53)  and teammate Donte Whitner trail the play during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) catches a pass for a touchdown as San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53) and teammate Donte Whitner trail the play during the first half of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) celebrates his 13-yard touchdown reception with teammates Torrey Smith (82) and Dennis Pitta (88) as San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner (31) recovers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) celebrates his 13-yard touchdown reception with teammates Torrey Smith (82) and Dennis Pitta (88) as San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner (31) recovers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens defensive end Haloti Ngata (92) and linebacker Ray Lewis (52) in the first quarter of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens defensive end Haloti Ngata (92) and linebacker Ray Lewis (52) in the first quarter of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) looks to pass against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) looks to pass against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Baltimore Ravens defensive end Arthur Jones (97) celebrates after recovering a fumble by San Francisco 49ers running back LaMichael James during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar) Baltimore Ravens defensive end Arthur Jones (97) celebrates after recovering a fumble by San Francisco 49ers running back LaMichael James during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
  • Baltimore Ravens tight end Ed Dickson (84) makes a catch against San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner (31) during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Baltimore Ravens tight end Ed Dickson (84) makes a catch against San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner (31) during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) crosses the goal line for a touchdown against San Francisco 49ers defensive back Chris Culliver (29) and cornerback Tarell Brown (25) in the second quarter of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) crosses the goal line for a touchdown against San Francisco 49ers defensive back Chris Culliver (29) and cornerback Tarell Brown (25) in the second quarter of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • San Francisco 49ers defensive back Chris Culliver (29) breaks up a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) San Francisco 49ers defensive back Chris Culliver (29) breaks up a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Beyonce performs during the halftime show of  the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez)Beyonce performs during the halftime show of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez)
  • An official looks on during a Superdome power outage in the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David Goldman)An official looks on during a Superdome power outage in the second half of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) returns a kickoff 109-yards for a touchdown during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) returns a kickoff 109-yards for a touchdown during the second half of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
  • Baltimore Ravens fans celebrate after they score the second touchdown against San Francisco 49ers, at local pub in Baltimore, Md. on Sunday Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)Baltimore Ravens fans celebrate after they score the second touchdown against San Francisco 49ers, at local pub in Baltimore, Md. on Sunday Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
  • San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) cannot make the reception as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Graham (24) defends during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) cannot make the reception as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Graham (24) defends during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) celebrates his 6-yard touchdown during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David Goldman)San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) celebrates his 6-yard touchdown during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs against Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (52) during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs against Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (52) during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard (31) grabs the jersey of San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard (31) grabs the jersey of San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) during the first half of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27)  rushes against San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner (31) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar) Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) rushes against San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner (31) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) reacts after throwing a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dennis Pitta against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) reacts after throwing a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dennis Pitta against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker fakes a field goal against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker fakes a field goal against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) passes the ball against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) passes the ball against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown (25) recovers a fumble by Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) as tight end Dennis Pitta (88) closes in during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown (25) recovers a fumble by Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) as tight end Dennis Pitta (88) closes in during the second half of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) makes a catch for a 31-yard touchdown as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams (29) and safety Bernard Pollard (31) defend during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) makes a catch for a 31-yard touchdown as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams (29) and safety Bernard Pollard (31) defend during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) stiff-arms San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver (29) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) stiff-arms San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver (29) during the second half of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) shakes hands with offensive lineman Joe Staley (74) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) shakes hands with offensive lineman Joe Staley (74) during the second half of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) is forced out of bounds by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) short of the goal line in the third quarter of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) is forced out of bounds by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) short of the goal line in the third quarter of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
  • Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9)  makes a 19-yard field goal against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) makes a 19-yard field goal against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) stiff-arms Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Graham (24) while rushing during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) stiff-arms Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Graham (24) while rushing during the second half of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs the ball in for a 15-year touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. Ravens' Cary Williams (29) looks on as 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) celebrates. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs the ball in for a 15-year touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. Ravens' Cary Williams (29) looks on as 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) celebrates. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson (38) tackles Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (30) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson (38) tackles Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (30) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, right, makes a 38-yard field goal during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, right, makes a 38-yard field goal during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Graham (24) breaks up a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber) Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Graham (24) breaks up a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs into the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown run as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams (29) and 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) watch during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs into the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown run as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams (29) and 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) watch during the second half of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
  • San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) misses a throw during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) misses a throw during the second half of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
  • Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) kicks a 38-yard field goal during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) kicks a 38-yard field goal during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
  • Baltimore Ravens' Corey Graham (24) and Jimmy Smith (22) break up a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Baltimore Ravens' Corey Graham (24) and Jimmy Smith (22) break up a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) during the second half of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) runs from San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar) Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) runs from San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
  • San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh argues with field judge Craig Wrolstad during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar) San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh argues with field judge Craig Wrolstad during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws a pass as Baltimore Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (59) rushes in during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. The pass was incomplete. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws a pass as Baltimore Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (59) rushes in during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. The pass was incomplete. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) cannot reach a pass thrown on fourth-and-goal as Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (20) defends late in the fourth quarter of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) cannot reach a pass thrown on fourth-and-goal as Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (20) defends late in the fourth quarter of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
  • San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh protests a non-call by the officials after a fourth down play during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh protests a non-call by the officials after a fourth down play during the second half of the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) and cheerleaders pose for photos after the team's 34-31 win against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) and cheerleaders pose for photos after the team's 34-31 win against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFLSuper Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (20) holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (20) holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach celebrates with his daughter Giselle after their 34-31 win against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez) Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach celebrates with his daughter Giselle after their 34-31 win against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez)
  • Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (20) holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (20) holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after their 34-31 win against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez) Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after their 34-31 win against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez)
  • Lee Fuller, of Baltimore, center, and others celebrate the Baltimore Ravens winning the Super Bowl at the Famous Door Bar as fans of the Ravens and San Francisco 49ers NFL football teams pack the French Quarter on Bourbon Street for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)Lee Fuller, of Baltimore, center, and others celebrate the Baltimore Ravens winning the Super Bowl at the Famous Door Bar as fans of the Ravens and San Francisco 49ers NFL football teams pack the French Quarter on Bourbon Street for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
  • Baltimore Ravens fans celebrate the team's victory as fans from the Ravens and San Francisco 49ers NFL football teams pack the French Quarter on Bourbon Street for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)Baltimore Ravens fans celebrate the team's victory as fans from the Ravens and San Francisco 49ers NFL football teams pack the French Quarter on Bourbon Street for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
  • Lee Fuller, of Baltimore, center left, holds up Drew Hutzler, of North Carolina, as others celebrate the Ravens winning the Super Bowl at the Famous Door Bar as fans of the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers NFL football teams pack the French Quarter on Bourbon Street for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)Lee Fuller, of Baltimore, center left, holds up Drew Hutzler, of North Carolina, as others celebrate the Ravens winning the Super Bowl at the Famous Door Bar as fans of the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers NFL football teams pack the French Quarter on Bourbon Street for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
  • Baltimore Ravens defensive back Chykie Brown (23) celebrates after the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. The Ravens won 34-31. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Baltimore Ravens defensive back Chykie Brown (23) celebrates after the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. The Ravens won 34-31. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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NEW ORLEANS — For a Super Bowl with so many story lines, this game came up with quite a twist.

Try a blackout that turned a blowout into a shootout — capped by a brilliant defensive stand.

The Baltimore Ravens survived a frenzied comeback by the San Francisco 49ers following a 34-minute delay in the third quarter for a power outage Sunday night, winning their second championship 34-31. Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco threw three first-half touchdown passes, Jacoby Jones ran back the second-half kickoff a record 108 yards for a score, and star linebacker Ray Lewis' last play fittingly was part of a defensive effort that saved the victory.

"To me, that was one of the most amazing goal-line stands I've ever been a part of in my career," said Lewis, who announced a month ago he would retire when the Ravens were done playing.

They are done now, with another Vince Lombardi Trophy headed for the display case.

"What better way to do it," Lewis said, "than on the Super Bowl stage?"

That stage already was loaded with plots:

—The coaching Harbaughs sibling rivalry, won by older brother John, who said the postgame greeting with Jim was "painful."

—Flacco's emergence as a top-level quarterback, and his impending free agency.

—Colin Kaepernick's rapid rise in the last two months as 49ers QB.

—The big game's return to the Big Easy for the first time in 11 years, and the first time since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city in 2005.

—Lewis' self-proclaimed "last ride."

But when the Superdome lost power, well, that wasn't in anyone's scenario.

Flacco and the Ravens (14-6) were turning the game into a rout, leading 28-6 when, without even a flicker of warning, several banks of lights and the scoreboards went dark. Players from both sides stretched and chatted with each other in as bizarre a scene as any Super Bowl has witnessed.

"The bad part was we started talking about it," said safety Ed Reed, who had the game's only interception. "That was mentioned. It was like they were trying to kill our momentum."

After power was restored, the 49ers began playing lights out.

San Francisco (13-5-1), in search of its sixth Lombardi Trophy in as many tries, got back in the game almost immediately.

Michael Crabtree's 31-yard touchdown reception, on which he broke two tackles, made it 28-13. A few minutes later, Frank Gore's 6-yard run followed a 32-yard punt return by Ted Ginn Jr., and the 49ers were within eight.

Ray Rice's fumble at his 24 led to David Akers' 34-yard field goal, but Baltimore woke up for a long drive leading to rookie Justin Tucker's 19-yard field goal.

San Francisco wasn't done challenging, though, and Kaepernick's 15-yard TD run, the longest for a quarterback in a Super Bowl, made it 31-29. A 2-point conversion pass failed when the Ravens blitzed.

Tucker added a 38-yarder with 4:19 remaining, setting up the frantic finish.

Kaepernick couldn't get the 49ers into the end zone on the final three plays. The last was a pass into the right corner of the end zone to Crabtree that involved some incidental bumping. Jim Harbaugh insisted a flag should have been thrown.

"There's no question in my mind that there was a pass interference and then a hold," Jim Harbaugh said.

Ravens punter Sam Koch took a safety for the final score with 4 seconds left. Koch's free kick was returned by Ginn to midfield as time ran out.

"How could it be any other way? It's never pretty. It's never perfect. But it's us," John Harbaugh said of his Ravens. "It was us today."

Barely.

"Yeah, I think that last drive when we got the ball and had time to go down and score a touchdown," Kaepernick said, "we thought it was our game."

But the championship is Baltimore's.

As for the foul-up at America's biggest sporting event, officials revealed that an "abnormality" in the power system triggered an automatic shutdown, forcing backup systems to kick in. But no one was sure what caused the initial problem.

Everything changed after that until Lewis and Co. shut it down. But there were plenty of white-knuckle moments and the Ravens had to make four stops inside their 7 at the end.

"I think it speaks to our resolve, speaks to our determination, speaks to our mental toughness," John Harbaugh said. "That is what wins and loses games."

At 4 hours, 14 minutes, it was the longest Super Bowl ever.

Flacco's arrival as a championship quarterback — he had 11 postseason TD passes, tying a league mark, and no interceptions — coincides with Lewis' retirement. The win capped a sensational four games since Lewis announced he was leaving the game after 17 Hall of Fame-caliber years.

The Ravens will become Flacco's team now, provided he reaches agreement on a new contract.

Flacco's three TD passes in the opening half tied a Super Bowl record. They covered 13 yards to Anquan Boldin, 1 to Dennis Pitta and 56 to Jones.

That start boosted him to the MVP award.

"They have to give it to one guy and I'm not going to complain that I got it," Flacco said.

John Harbaugh had no complaints about getting that other trophy named after that Green Bay coach. But he struggled to balance it with the disappointment his brother was feeling.

"The meeting with Jim in the middle (of the field for the postgame handshake) was probably the most difficult thing I have ever been associated with in my life," the Ravens coach said.

The wild scoring made this the second championship in the NFL's 80-year title game history in which both teams scored at least 30 points. Pittsburgh's 35-31 win over Dallas in 1979 was the other.

The Ravens stumbled into the playoffs with four defeats in its last five regular-season games as Lewis recovered from a torn right triceps and Flacco struggled. Harbaugh even fired his offensive coordinator in December, a stunning move with the postseason so close.

But that — and every other move Harbaugh, Flacco and the Ravens made since — were right on target.

New Orleans native Jones, one of the stars in a double-overtime playoff win at Denver, seemed to put the game away with his record 108-yard sprint with the second-half kickoff.

Soon after, the lights went out — and when they came back on, the Ravens were almost powerless to slow the 49ers.

Until the final moments.

"The final series of Ray Lewis' career was a goal-line stand," Harbaugh said.

Lewis was sprawled on all fours, face-down on the turf, after the end zone incompletion.

"It's no greater way, as a champ, to go out on your last ride with the men that I went out with, with my teammates," Lewis said. "And you looked around this stadium and Baltimore! Baltimore! We coming home, baby! We did it!"

Jim Harbaugh, the coach who turned around the Niners in the last two years and brought them to their first Super Bowl in 18 years, had seen his team make a similarly stunning comeback in the NFC championship at Atlanta, but couldn't finish it off against Baltimore.

"Our guys battled back to get back in," the 49ers coach said. "I thought we battled right to the brink of winning."

The 49ers couldn't have been sloppier in the first half, damaging their chances with penalties — including one on their first play that negated a 20-yard gain — poor tackling and turnovers. Rookie LaMichael James fumbled at the Baltimore 25 to ruin an impressive drive, and the Ravens converted that with Flacco's 1-yard pass to Pitta for a 14-3 lead.

On San Francisco's next offensive play, Kaepernick threw behind Randy Moss and always dependable Reed picked it off. A huge scuffle followed that brought both Harbaughs onto the field and saw both sides penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness.

Reed, also a New Orleans native, tied the NFL record for postseason picks with his ninth.

Baltimore didn't pounce on that mistake for points. Instead, Tucker's fake field goal run on fourth-and-9 came up a yard short when Chris Culliver slammed him out of bounds.

The Ravens simply shrugged, forced a three-and-out, and then unleashed Jones deep. Just as he did to Denver, he flashed past the secondary and caught Flacco's fling. He had to wait for the ball, fell to the ground to grab it, but was untouched by a Niner. Up he sprang, cutting left and using his speed to outrun two defenders to the end zone.

Desperate for some points, the 49ers completed four passes and got a 15-yard roughing penalty against Haloti Ngata, who later left with a knee injury. But again they couldn't cross the goal line, Paul Kruger got his second sack of the half on third down, forcing a second field goal by Akers, from 27 yards.

When Jones began the second half by sprinting up the middle virtually untouched — he is the second player with two TDs of 50 yards or more in a Super Bowl, tying Washington's Ricky Sanders in 1988 — the rout was on.

Then it wasn't.

"Everybody had their hand on this game," 49ers All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis said. "We point the fingers at nobody. We win together and we lose together, and today we lost it."

 

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