Sunday, February 3, 2013

Ravens Hang On To Win Super Bowl

Super Bowl 47 MVP Joe Flacco
The Baltimore Ravens did the unthinkable by winning Super Bowl XLVII, 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans on Sunday night.
The game was a complete bore until the power went out in the SuperDome early in the third quarter with the Ravens well ahead at 28-6.
That seemed to change everything as the 49ers stormed back after the lengthy delay to cut the lead to 28-23 after the third quarter was over.
The game's Most Valuable Player award went to Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco, who had three touchdown passes in the game as they built their huge lead.
San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick (302 passing yards with one TD and one interception) brought the team back in the third with a 31-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Michael Crabtree and then the 'Niners got the ball back and Frank Gore (110 rushing yards) scored on a six-yard rushing touchdown to make it 28-20.
Ravens' running back Ray Rice fumbled on the ensuing drive and the 49ers recovered and managed a field goal to trim the lead to five heading into the final quarter.
The Ravens built the big lead in the first half as Flacco (287 yards passing) connected first with WR Anquan Boldin (six catches for 104 yards) on a 13-yard TD strike for a 7-0 lead. Following a field goal by San Francisco, Flacco threw two more TD passes, including a 56-yarder to Jacoby Jones, who also took the opening kick of the second half back 108 yards for a score.
The fourth quarter saw the Ravens kick a field goal to give them a 31-23 edge before Kaerpernick scrambled 15 yards for a touchdown to cap a drive and make it a 31-29 score. The two-point conversion failed and then Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker nailed a 38-yard field goal to make it 34-29.
The 'Niners could not finish their next drive as they failed twice from the Ravens' five-yard line in the final two minutes. Baltimore took a deliberate safety with four seconds left rather than punt the ball away for the final outcome and the Ravens captured their second ever Super Bowl title.

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