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

(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.

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) catches a 13-yard pass for a TD in the first quarter.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. His brother is coaching the Ravens.   (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) crosses the goal line to score a 56-yard touchdown.   (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) and Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams (29) argue during the first half.   (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh talks with quarterback Joe Flacco.   (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
Baltimore Ravens players look around the Superdome after the lights went out.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
The Superdome is seen after the lights went out during the second half.   (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick after throwing an incomplete pass.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh thinks holding should have been called on the game's biggest play. It wasn't, and the Ravens won.   (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (52) and safety Bernard Pollard (31) react to an incomplete pass that sealed the win.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Baltimore Ravens defensive back Chykie Brown (23) celebrates.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) is lifted into the air by teammates.   (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
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