NEW ORLEANS - The Ravens had to stave off a furious comeback from the 49ers after the third-quarter blackout in the Superdome, but they will leave New Orleans as Super Bowl champions.
After a 35-minute delay because of a power outage, the 49ers nearly came all the way back from a 28-6 deficit, scoring 17 straight points and trimming a wide margin to two at 31-29.
But thanks to an Ed Reed pass defense, battling with Michael Crabtree on fourth down from the Ravens' 5 with 1:50 remaining, Baltimore held on for a 34-31 victory in Super Bowl XLVII.
The Ravens send Ray Lewis out a winner in his final game, taking home their second Lombardi Trophy, 12 years after their first.
Baltimore never trailed and although it fizzled on both offense and defense in the second half, it came up with the big plays when needed to keep the 49ers from pulling ahead.
Much more to come after a classic Super Bowl in New Orleans that sends a multitude of Ravens fans home happy.