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In one of the strangest Super Bowl's in recent memory, the Baltimore Ravens held on to beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31, but it wasn't easy.
The Ravens threatened to run away with the game, dominating the first half and then they started the second half with Jacoby Jones returning the kickoff 108 yards for a Super Bowl record, giving the Ravens a 28-6 lead. But then there was a 35-minute delay in the game due to a power outage, which also seemed to zap Baltimore's energy.
In less than four-and-a-half minutes, the 49ers scored 17 points, and they threatened to take the lead late in the fourth quarter when quarterback Colin Kaepernick attempted a pass to Michael Crabtree on fourth-and-goal, but it was incomplete. Niners coach Jim Harbaugh waned a pass interference call, but it never came.
Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco was named the game's MVP, throwing for 287 yards and three touchdowns while completing 22 of 33 passes. And, during the post-game celebration, he was heard dropping an f-bomb live on TV.
It's the Ravens' first title since 2000, when they beat the New York Giants, 34-7.