Super Bowl 2013 Final Score: Recap and Scoring Breakdown by Quarter

Alex KayCorrespondent IFebruary 4, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03:  Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on in the fourth 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 Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Super Bowl XLVII was one of the most epic contests of all time, and the Baltimore Ravens narrowly edged the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, after four quarters over four grueling hours.

If you didn’t get a chance to see the big game, don’t get upset, because we have you covered.

Let’s take a look at the quarter-by-quarter score (for those if you in box pools or just curious), the touchdowns and other scoring plays, plus more notable events that happened during the contest.


First Quarter

Second Quarter

Third Quarter

Fourth Quarter

Final Score







San Francisco







End of First Quarter: Ravens 7, 49ers 3

Scoring Plays: (BAL) Anquan Boldin 13-yard TD reception (SF) David Akers 36-yard FG

The Ravens won the toss, but allowed the Niners to return first, a move that proved to be extremely wise.

Things started off a tad slow and it was clear there were some jitter out of the gate, but Anquan Boldin soon broke the game wide open with a great catch in the middle of the Niners’ secondary for the game’s first score.

49ers place-kicker David Akers chipped in three with a few minutes remaining and put San Francisco on the board.


End of Second Quarter: Ravens 21, 49ers 6

Scoring Plays: (BAL) Dennis Pitta 1-yard TD reception, Jacoby Jones 56-yard TD reception (SF) David Akers 27-yard FG

The Ravens took the reins of the game in the second quarter and built a huge lead—something that came in handy down the stretch.

They built momentum by throwing a quick strike to TE Dennis Pitta, knocked Kaepernick around and intercepted him before Joe Flacco finally hooked up with Jacoby Jones for a bomb, in which the receiver hit the ground, got up and shook two defenders for the score.

Akers managed to add another three as time expired going into halftime.


End of Third Quarter: Ravens 28, 49ers 23

Scoring Plays: (BAL) Jacoby Jones 108-yard kickoff return for TD (SF) Michael Crabtree 31-yard TD reception, Frank Gore 6-yard TD run, David Akers 34-yard FG

Jacoby Jones started off the second half with a bang, matching a Super Bowl record with his 108-yard kick return for a touchdown.

Afterwards, things quickly changed with an electrical failure blacking out the stadium for 34 minutes.

The Niners used that time to regroup and strategize, with Kaepernick hooking up with Michael Crabtree for a long-scoring strike, and Frank Gore pounding another one in shortly after.

As expected, David Akers booted in a short FG to end the scoring for the third quarter.


End of Fourth Quarter: Ravens 34, 49ers 31

Scoring Plays: (BAL) Justin Tucker 39-yard FG, Justin Tucker 38-yard FG (SF) Colin Kaepernick 15-yard TD run, Sam Koch Safety

These two defensive teams hunkered down in the final quarter of the Super Bowl, as the Ravens conservatively went for field goals to pad their lead, while Kaepernick managed to run in for a score.

However, the signal-caller's two-point conversion attempt—which would have tied the game at 31—failed to connect, and then the Niners failed again in fourth-down territory when they got back to the red zone, down five.

It seemed that Michael Crabtree was held on a fourth-down fade route, but there was plenty of contact between receivers and cornerbacks all game, so there was no way the official was throwing the flag there.

Baltimore regained possession and wound up taking the safety instead of punting, which allowed precious time to run off the clock. When the ensuing kickoff happened, Ted Ginn was tackled after a short return and the game was over.