Baltimore Ravens Defeat San Francisco 49ers In Super Bowl XLVII, Flacco Named MVP

By Staff  |  02/03/2013

Joe Flacco

If you didn't tune into Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday (February 3), you missed an exciting ,down-to-the-wire game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans. However, there could only be one winner ... and it was the Ravens who took home the championship with a 34-31 win, after a red zone defensive stand with less than two minutes to go.

It wasn't like this until the latter half of the game, though. The Ravens dominated early on ... until the game came to a standstill in the third quarter when the power went out for nearly 35 minutes. Up until that point, Baltimore held a 22-point lead.

Apparently, the Niners re-grouped and staged a comeback.

49ers receiver Michael Crabtree kicked things off, when he earned a 31-yard touchdown reception, where he he broke two tackles to make it 28-13. A couple minutes later, Frank Gore's 6-yard run followed a 32-yard punt return by Ted Ginn Jr., and the 49ers were within eight.

Then, after Ray Rice's fumble at his 24, David Akers' 34-yard field goal, but Baltimore came back for a 19-yard field goal. SF wasn't done though. Kaepernick's 15-yard TD run, the longest for a quarterback in a Super Bowl, made it 31-29. A 2-point conversion pass failed when the Ravens blitzed.

It came down to one final drive, but Kaepernick couldn't deliver. After turning over on downs,  Ravens' punter, Sam Koch, took a safety for the final score with 4 seconds left. Then, his free kick was returned by Ginn to midfield as time ran out.

The final score read: 34-31, Ravens.

Ravens QB, Joe Flacco, took home the Super Bowl MVP honor. He completed 22-of-33 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns Super Nowl Sunday to lead his team to victory.