By: Carlo Doria, Alfonso Diccion
Super Bowl XLVII was a heart breaking game for 49ers fans, but a great game for Ravens fans.
The first half of the game the Baltimore Ravens dominated the San Francisco 49ers in every category such as passing yards, rushing yards and points. In the first quarter the 49ers were outscored 7-3. In the second quarter the score was 21-6. The game began to change in the second half kickoff when Jacoby Jones returned the ball 108 yards for a touchdown for the longest kick return in Super Bowl history and the score was 28-6. Many people thought that the game was over and that the 49ers had no chance to catch up.
All of a sudden after the 49ers had the ball and it was 3rd and thirteen, the lights shut off in the Super Dome. The game stopped for 35 minutes while crews tried to fix the problem and investigate to see how the lights shut off. When the lights came on the 49ers woke up and started to play like the real 49ers.
The 49ers scored a touchdown with Michael Crabtree and the score was 28-13 and soon after that Ahmad Brooks sacked Joe Flacco. The Ravens punted the ball badly and Ted Ginn Jr. returned the ball for 32 yards. Two plays later, Frank Gore rushes for a touchdown and suddenly the score was 28-20. In the Ravens’ next possession, Ray Rice fumbles the ball and the 49ers kick a field goal catching up with a score of 28-23. The Ravens kick a field goal on their next possession and the score is 31-23.
On the 49ers’ next possession Colin Kaepernick rushes for a touchdown and breaks the record of the longest rushing touchdown in Super Bowl history which was previously held by Joe Montana. The score was 31-29. The Ravens kick a field goal and the score is 34-29.
The 49ers could not score a touchdown on their last possession and the Baltimore Ravens got the ball and took a safety which was two points for the 49ers. The final score of Super Bowl XLVII was 34-31. The Baltimore Ravens are the Super Bowl Champions and Joe Flacco is the Super Bowl MVP.