Ravens outlast 49ers comeback to win Super Bowl XLVII
NEW ORLEANS - Super Bowl XLVII saw everything from a 35-minute power outage to a record 108 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. But what didn't happen on sports' biggest stage -- a 49ers comeback -- gave Ray Lewis football's ultimate prize in his final NFL game.
The 49ers late charge, including a 17-0 run at one point, but the comeback fell short and the Ravens took the Lombardi Trophy in a 34-31 win. Ravens coach John Harbaugh gets bragging rights over his brother Jim, the 49ers head coach, for now. Their father Jack and mom Jackie live in Mequon.
Joe Flacco was named the game's Most Valuable Player after throwing three touchdown passes.
Jacoby Jones returned the opening kickoff of the second half 108 yards for a touchdown, a Super Bowl record for longest play. The return was originally counted as a 109 yarder - which would have set an all-time record - but revised to 108 yards later in the third quarter, shortly after play resumed from a 35-minute power outage delay.
Colin Kaepernick rushed for a touchdown and threw for another in the loss.