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
Ravens Strike First With TD Pass
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) catches a 13-yard pass for a TD in the first quarter.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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. (More Super Bowl stories.)

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