NEW ORLEANS -- Two weeks ago against the Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, wide receiver Jacoby Jones was on the receiving end of a 70-yard touchdown bomb that catapulted Baltimore to the Super Bowl. He raised the stakes against the 49ers on Sunday, helping the Ravens to their second Lombardi Trophy.
First, there was Jones' 56-yard touchdown reception late in the second quarter that gave Baltimore a 21-3 lead. He followed that with a 108-yard kickoff return for six to start the second half.
Jones' kickoff matched the longest in NFL history in any game -- regular season or postseason. There have been three other 108-yard kickoff returns, including one from Jones against the Cowboys this past season. The other two came courtesy of the Patriots' Ellis Hobbs in 2007 and the Packers' Randall Cobb in 2011.
It gets better: Sunday's return is the longest play of any kind in Super Bowl history. The record was a 100-yard touchdown interception return by Steelers linebacker James Harrison in Super Bowl XLIII. Jones' kickoff return for a touchdown was the ninth in the Super Bowl. The Ravens had one other when Jermaine Lewis went 84 yards for six against the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV.
More fun facts: Jones becomes the first player to score touchdowns on a reception and a kickoff return in the same Super Bowl. He joins the Redskins' Ricky Sanders (Super Bowl XXII) as the only players with two Super Bowl touchdowns of more than 50 yards.
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