Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl
A power outage at the Superdome early in the second half stopped America's biggest sporting event for more than half an hour and threatened to rob the Ravens of their momentum, having just established a 22-point lead.
After the interruption, the 49ers stormed back, cutting the deficit to just two points but Baltimore hung on as San Francisco came so close to the go-ahead score. The 49ers had first-and-goal in their final drive, trailing by five points, but quarterback Colin Kaepernick could not connect with a receiver.
The Ravens gave away a safety to run down the clock, making it 34-31 and while San Francisco had one last chance on the subsequent kick-off return, returner Ted Ginn Jr. was quickly swallowed up by Ravens tacklers, sparking celebrations by Baltimore players and staff.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was voted the game's MVP, throwing three first-half touchdown passes, while Jacoby Jones returned the second-half kickoff 108 yards, a Super Bowl record.
Flacco's superb first half and Jones' return gave Baltimore a 28-6 lead, and with no team in Super Bowl history having overcome a deficit of more than 10 points, the game looked in the Ravens' keeping.
But moments later, lights lining the indoor arena faded, making it difficult to see, and the game was stopped. For 34 minutes the showpiece event was
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