Then this happened. The power outage. And if you need to know one thing about the 49ers, it's that they thrive after power outages. On Dec. 19, 2011, the lights went out at Candlestick Park during a 49ers Monday Night Football game against the Steelers. San Francisco won that game 20-3.
NFL official told me power outage limited to Superdome, wasn't the whole grid. Also, apparently the halftime show with Beyonce was a factor— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) February 4, 2013
Since the power went out in New Orleans, the 49ers have outscored the Ravens 25-6.
10:45 p.m. ET: The Baltimore Ravens are your Super Bowl XLVII champions. Ravens quarteraback and newly named Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco might have a little more leverage heading into offseason contract negotiations. Flacco finished Super Bowl XLVII 22 of 33 for 287 yards and three touchdowns.
10:41 p.m. ET: Will the Super Bowl come down to a "fair catch kick?" Its now a possibility. A weird possibility, but a possibility no less. The Ravens have taken a safety and now only lead the 49ers 34-31. Baltimore will kickoff and if the 49ers fair catch the kickoff, San Francisco could try a field goal from the spot of the fair catch and Baltimore wouldn't be able to rush the kick.
10:35 p.m. ET: Baltimore blitzed everyone and the gamble paid off. With the 49ers facing fourth-and-goal from the Raven 5-yard line, Kaepernick threw a prayer up to Michael Crabtree in the corner of the end zone. The prayer was not answered. Jim Harbaugh wanted defensive holding called. Like, he really wanted defensive holding called, but there were no flags and now the Ravens will have a chance to run out the clock and win Super Bowl XLVII.
10:28 p.m. ET: The city of San Francisco is probably in a frenzy thanks to Frank Gore's 33-yard run that moves the 49ers down to the Ravens 7-yard line. We've reached the two minute warning in New Orleans and if you have to use the restroom or grab a snack or listen to a quick Beyonce song, now's the time to do it. After a LaMichael James 2-yard run, the 49ers are at the Ravens 5-yard line facing a second-and-goal, trailing Baltimore 34-29.
10:22 p.m. ET: When the Ravens aren't faking field goals, their field goal team looks pretty good. Tucker hits a 38-yard field goal and Baltimore now leads 34-29 with 4:23 left.
10:20 p.m. ET: The fire alarm is going off in the pressbox. Thanks to Yahoo.com's Jason Cole for that important update.
10:17 p.m. ET: Jim Harbaugh breaks out his challenge flag and it pays off. A Ravens first down is reviewed and changed into a Baltimore third-and-1. However, third-and-1 means nothing to Joe Flacco who converts the third down with a 15-yard pass to Anquan Boldin.
10:04 p.m. ET: Next time you read the Super Bowl record book, Kaepernick's name will be in it. That 15-yard touchdown run is the longest touchdown run by a quarterback in Super Bowl history. Kaepernick broke Joe Montana's old record of six yards. Yes. Six yards was the old record. However, Kaepernick's pass attempt on the two-point conversion was nowhere near anyone and now the Ravens are clinging to a 31-29 lead.
10:02 p.m. ET: Randy Moss -- the self proclaimed greatest wide receiver in NFL history -- comes up with a big catch. Moss hauls in a 32-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick that puts the 49ers in Ravens territory.
9:57 p.m. ET: Ravens kicker Justin Tucker ends San Francisco's 17-0 with a 19-yard field goal that pushes Baltimore's lead to 31-23 with 12:54 left int he fourth quarter. This field goal attempt went slightly better than the Ravens first one when Tucker was tackled short of the first down marker on a fourth-and-9 fake field goal.
9:51 p.m. ET: What might have been the most entertaining third quarter in Super Bowl history has come to a close. We had a 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, a 35-minute electrical outage and the 49ers scoring 17 unanswered points.
9:43 p.m. ET: David Akers sends a 39-yard field goal attempt wide left, but wait. Baltimore is called for running into the kicker and Akers nails the ensuing 34-yard attempt to trim the Ravens lead over San Francisco to 28-23.
9:40 p.m. ET: Things keep going wrong for the Ravens. Ray Rice just coughed up the ball after catching a short pass from Joe Flacco and defensive back Tarell Brown recovered for the 49ers. San Francisco has the ball and after trailing 28-6 at one point in the third quarter, could tie the game with a touchdown and two-point conversion on this drive, which will start at the Baltimore 24-yard line.
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