Joe Flacco Hits Anquan Boldin for 1st TD Pass of Super Bowl XLVII

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent IFebruary 3, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03:  (L-R) Joe Flacco #5 and Anquan Boldin #81 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrate after FLacco threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Boldin in the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Joe Flacco and Anquan Boldin didn't take long to score a touchdown pass, and the Baltimore Ravens jumped out to an early 7-0 lead over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.


The 49ers received the opening kickoff after the Ravens deferred upon winning the coin toss, and their first offensive drive looked to be off to a smashing start when Colin Kaepernick hit Vernon Davis on a 20-yard play on the first snap from scrimmage. Unfortunately, an illegal formation penalty caused the play to be called back. 

From there, Baltimore's defense forced a punt, and Jacoby Jones set up the Ravens in excellent field position at their own 49-yard line. 

Flacco hit Vonta Leach and Torrey Smith on a couple of passes, setting his team up for a 3rd-and-9 at San Francisco's 18-yard line. The 49ers forced fourth down, but Ahmad Brooks jumped offside, giving Baltimore another chance. 

One play and 13 yards later, Boldin came down with the game's first touchdown pass on a perfectly thrown pass from Flacco, and the Ravens took the lead.

Stay tuned to Bleacher Report as we cover Super Bowl XLVII. 


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