Ravens Hold Off Niner Rally To WIn Super Bowl XLVII

By Dean Pantazi

Ravens Hold Off Niner Rally To WIn Super Bowl XLVII

February 4, 2013 Updated Feb 4, 2013 at 10:29 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (www.incnow.tv) - Joe Flacco fired three first half touchdown passes and the Baltimore Ravens withstood a big second half rally by the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl XLVII 34-31 Sunday night.

Flacco threw the scoring passes to Anquan Boldin, Dennis Pitta, and Jacoby Jones in the first half, and Jones began the second half with a Super Bowl record 108 yard kickoff return touchdown to move Baltimore out to a 28-6 lead.

But then a 35 minute delay came because of a power failure that took out a portion of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome lighting, and San Francisco took over the game after that.

They scored 17 points in four minutes on a Colin Kaepernick touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree, a Frank Gore touchdown run, and a David Akers field goal to creep within five points, and then within two in the fourth on a Kaepernick scoring run.

But in the final minutes a potential go ahead touchdown pass on fourth down inside the ten yard line of Baltimore fell incomplete, and the Ravens had won their second Super Bowl title.

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