Ravens Win Super Bowl, 34-31
They survive power outage at Superdome to beat 49ers
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2013 5:51 PM CST
Updated Feb 3, 2013 9:46 PM CST
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) catches a 13-yard pass for a TD in the first quarter.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

(Newser) – The Baltimore Ravens are your Super Bowl champions with a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. It was a crazy second half: The lights in the Superdome went out for about a half-hour early in the third quarter with Baltimore up 28-6. (Maybe Beyonce's halftime show used up too much juice?) After the power came back on, the 49ers took over the game—but failed to convert a fourth-and-goal in the final 2 minutes that would have given them the lead. (The score was 34-29 at that point, so a field goal was out of of the question.) The win means Ravens coach John Harbaugh bested his brother, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. QB Joe Flacco was MVP. Bleacher Report has all the details.

More interested in the ads? Yahoo Sports rounds up winners and losers here. Salon's game blog rounds up a little bit of everything here. Before the game, the Sandy Hook chorus earned "plenty of awwws" on Twitter, while Alicia Keys took a "loooong time" with the national anthem, notes the Washington Post game blog.

View 11 more images
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Ravens Strike First With TD Pass is...
5%
3%
10%
61%
2%
19%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 18 comments
People_Suck
Feb 4, 2013 11:46 AM CST
I'm glad the Ravens won but the 49er's were robbed. There were TWO holding penalties on the last play of the game. The one on the other side of the field was way worse than the one where the ball was thrown. Refs blew it.
Doublewhiskeycoke
Feb 4, 2013 9:55 AM CST
Yesterday was a good education to the Worker's/Owners co-operative otherwise known as the NFL. As a commie, (as I have been called many times on this site) I hold up the example of the NFL as a sucessful socialist endeavor in worker/management cooperation. NFL has a strong union, collective bargaining, salary cap, revenue sharing of the smaller markets government help in maintaining the NFL monopoly (no competition), central control of business (the commissioner), the Rooney rule otherwise know as Affirmative Action, not to mention the very anti-free market system that is the NFL draft. Socialism seems to work ok for the NFL.
A1e8a
Feb 4, 2013 7:44 AM CST
Colossal waste of time and money so a bunch of overpaid apes can toss a ball around and butt heads on a field. Pathetic! File this under, "People are Starving." Wish ALL the lights had gone out there, permanently.