Behind a three-touchdown effort by quarterback Joe Flacco, the Ravens held off a spirited rally by the San Francisco 49ers following a 35-minute delay caused by a power outage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to win Super Bowl XLVII, 34-31, on Sunday. The Ravens led, 28-6, when play resumed following the third-quarter power outage, but the 49ers immediately got back into the game, scoring 17 points in less than 4½ minutes. First, Colin Kaepernick threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree, pulling them within 15 points midway through the third quarter. Ravens defensive backs Cary Williams and Bernard Pollard missed tackles on the play. Then, with 5 minutes left in the third quarter, Frank Gore swept around right end for a 6-yard TD run, making it 28-20, before Ravens running back Ray Rice’s fumble gave the ball right back to the 49ers. San Francisco tacked on David Akers’ 34-yard field goal to get within 28-23 after he missed from a longer distance but the Ravens were whistled for running into the kicker. It was his third successful kick of the game after hitting from 36 and 27 yards in the first half.
Video Highlights 03/02/2013: Baltimore Ravens – San Francisco 49ers (Superbowl XLVII – NFL)
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