NEW ORLEANS - The Ravens couldn’t have imagined that they’d be able to dominate like this in the Super Bowl.
Baltimore has been in total control from the start, taking a comfortable 21-6 lead into halftime after outgaining the 49ers 241-182 and holding the ball for 15:30 over the first two quarters.
Quarterback Joe Flacco has led the charge, going 13-for-20 for 192 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions so far. He now has 11 touchdown tosses and no picks in the playoffs.
Flacco has spread the ball around to seven different receivers with Anquan Boldin, Dennis Pitta and Jacoby Jones being the recipients of the scoring passes.
Ray Rice has added 10 rushes for 31 yards, but the passing game has been at the center of the Ravens’ offensive outburst.
The defense certainly shouldn’t be forgotten, however.
Baltimore has forced two 49ers turnovers - a fumble recovered by Arthur Jones and an Ed Reed interception - while holding the NFC champs to two field goals.
Vernon Davis has four catches for 72 yards and Colin Kaepernick has passed for 129 yards, but the Ravens will likely take it, especially because of how well they’re playing on the other side.
Baltimore starts the second half with the ball, after Beyonce entertains the audience.