Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII

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THE Baltimore Ravens survived a frenzied rally by the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, to win their second NFL championship in 11 years.

With Super Bowl XLVII MVP Joe Flacco leading the way, the Ravens took a 21-6 lead at halftime and padded it to 28-6 at the start of the third period on Jacoby Jones’ 108-yard kickoff return.

But the momentum shifted after the power went off.

When the game resumed 34 minutes later, the 49ers were the ones playing lights out. Instead of a blowout, the blackout turned the big game into a shootout.

“How could it be any other way? It’s never pretty. It’s never perfect. But it’s us,” coach John Harbaugh said after winning the sibling showdown with younger brother Jim. “It was us today.”

Barely.

San Francisco receiver Michael Crabtree was bumped in the end zone on the 49ers’ final offensive play – the contact appeared incidental – but coach Jim Harbaugh insisted a penalty should have been called.

“There’s no question in my mind that there was a pass interference and then a hold,” Jim Harbaugh said. Noli Cruz

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