NEW ORLEANS – The lights went out on Super Bowl XLVII early in the second half, and for the 49ers, their electricity came to life just a little too late. As a result, for the first time in its storied history, San Francisco was left with the bitter taste of defeat on the NFL’s grandest stage. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — The Harbaugh family sure knows how to throw a Super party.
In the end, it was older brother John Harbaugh and his Baltimore Ravens who came out on top, hanging on for a 34-31 win over Jim Harbaugh and his 49ers in a Super Bowl that had everything.
After the game, John Harbaugh said it was hard to compete against his brother.
The brothers met at midfield as the confetti rained down. “I told him I loved him,” John said. “He said, ‘Congratulations.” Read More
Talent can take you far, but the details still count.
On the world’s biggest stage, the 49ers showed, once again, that with Colin Kaepernick at quarterback, the team’s offense is as explosive as any unit that’s ever taken the field in an NFL game. Kaepernick threw for 302 yards and picked up another 62 with his legs; Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis each collected more than 100 yards receiving and Frank Gore rushed for another 110 on the ground. Read More
In a cat-and-mouse game, John made the winning move at the end in the battle of Harbaugh brothers on Super Bowl Sunday.
Jim had rolled the dice earlier when he let the clock run down in the final two minutes, as the 49ers tried for the touchdown that would have likely won the game for them because there would be so little time left for the Baltimore Ravens. But a fourth-down pass from Colin Kaepernick sailed beyond the reach of Michael Crabtree. Read More
Apparently not everyone was able to celebrate the Super Bowl in San Francisco.
Ravens in the Fog, a Facebook page dedicated to Baltimore fans living in the Bay Area, said the several hundred people who were poised to take over Dear Mom in the Mission district Sunday had to cancel their party Friday due to fears about their safety. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — A city and stage known for its pomp and circumstance went dark at one of the worst times possible.
The Superdome experienced a power outage that caused a 34-minute delay in the third quarter of Sunday’s Super Bowl, putting pause on the nation’s biggest sporting event. It also knocked the CBS broadcast team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms off the air temporarily. Read More
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A power outage at the Super Bowl put the nation's biggest sporting event on hold for more than a half-hour Sunday, interrupting an otherwise electric, back-and-forth game that ended with Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens as NFL champions thanks to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Read More
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Super Bowl was delayed because of a power outage Sunday, plunging parts of the Superdome into darkness and leading to a 34-minute delay in the biggest game of the year.The Baltimore Ravens were leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 when most of the lights in the 73,000-seat building went out with 13:22 left in the third quarter. Read More
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Playing nearly perfectly in his Super Bowl debut, Joe Flacco threw three touchdown passes to help the Baltimore Ravens take a 21-3 lead over the mistake-prone San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter Sunday.
The biggest deficit a team has ever overcome to win a Super Bowl is 10 points.
Flacco began 13 for 20 for 192 yards and the three scores. He has 11 TDs and zero interceptions this postseason. Read More
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As 26 children in white polo shirts excitedly walked to center of the Superdome field and prepared to sing, a packed Super Bowl crowd revved up by a day of partying in the Big Easy fell silent. Read More