Super Bowl XLVII was truly a game of halves. Baltimore came out firing and took an early lead. They kept that momentum going by blowing the 2013 Super Bowl wide open in the second quarter, taking a commanding 21-6 lead into halftime.
But they didn’t stop there, either.
A Super Bowl-record-tying 108-yard opening second-half kickoff return touchdown by Jacoby Jones put the team ahead by a 28-6 margin.
Everything seemed to be working against the San Francisco 49ers, until the power went out.
Colin Kaepernick was sacked on second down, forcing a 3rd-and-13 situation at his team’s own 40-yard line. A mysterious power outage knocked out lights for 30-plus minutes and the 49ers surged down to their final possession.
Let’s break down each quarter and look at who made plays, who didn’t and what transpired to get us to our final 34-31 Baltimore victory.