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Five yards to go: The Ravens' last stand

Five yards to go: The Ravens' last stand

ESPN.com Updated Feb 3, 2013
NEW ORLEANS -- The San Francisco 49ers needed five yards to break the Baltimore Ravens' hearts, and Dean Pees was having flashbacks. "We were not going to let him run it in on us," the Ravens' defensive coordinator said a few moments later, re…
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  • Lewis on SB-winning swan song: 'We did it!'

    Lewis on SB-winning swan song: 'We did it!'

    Before he could bask in a shower of confetti, before he could put his fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy and before he could head into retirement as a champion, Ray Lewis had one final task: stop the San Francisco 49ers on three plays 5 yards from the …
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  • Flacco caps postseason run with MVP honors

    Flacco caps postseason run with MVP honors

    Capping a pretty perfect postseason, Joe Flacco completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards and three first-half touchdowns Sunday to earn Super Bowl MVP honors for leading the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-29 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
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  • Peter Schmuck: After flicker of doubt, Ravens and Baltimore shi…

    Peter Schmuck: After flicker of doubt, Ravens and Baltimore shine bright as ever

    baltimoresun.com Feb 3, 2013
    Chalk it up to the "Ray Lewis Effect" if you want. Call it destiny or some other overused term for that which defies logical explanation. The only thing that matters now is that you can call the Ravens the undisputed champions of the football world.
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  • Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31: Your Super Bowl 47 GIF Roundup

    Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31: Your Super Bowl 47 GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Feb 3, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens outlasted the 49ers in a thrilling Super Bowl that looked all but over after the first half. Then the lights went out and the Ravens stopped pressing deep and the 49ers capitalized on some poor punting and suddenly we had a football…
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  • No flag, but no foul? Non-call on 49ers’ final incompletion wil…

    No flag, but no foul? Non-call on 49ers’ final incompletion will be debated (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Feb 3, 2013
    The moment San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick's final fourth-down pass hit the ground, the beginning of the debate could be heard on whether there should have been a penalty. Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was all over 49ers cornerback Michae…
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  • Jim Harbaugh Wanted A Holding Call On The 49ers' Last Play, And…

    Jim Harbaugh Wanted A Holding Call On The 49ers' Last Play, And He May Have Had A Point

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Feb 3, 2013
    Here's Jim Harbaugh's response to the 49ers' failed fourth down play in the end zone, and for once, it's tough to really say he's overreacting. Ravens' cornerback Jimmy Smith probably held Michael Crabtree in the middle of his route, and when Crabtree l…
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  • Mike Preston grades the Ravens' 34-31 win over the San Francisc…

    Mike Preston grades the Ravens' 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers

    baltimoresun.com Feb 3, 2013
    Mike Preston grades the Ravens' 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers
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  • Ravens' Jones sets record with 108-yard return

    Ravens' Jones sets record with 108-yard return

    Jacoby Jones of the Baltimore Ravens set an NFL postseason record with a 108-yard kickoff return against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Sunday night.
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  • Ravens hold Niners out of end zone to win Super Bowl

    Ravens hold Niners out of end zone to win Super Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Feb 3, 2013
    The craziest Super Bowl also became one of the best. After trailing by 22 point after the first play of the second half and suffering through a power outage that essentially operated as a second extended halftime, the 49ers charged back. But the Niners …
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  • Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl, defeating San Francisco 49ers,…
  • Bernard Pierce returns to the game

    Bernard Pierce returns to the game

    profootballtalk.com Feb 3, 2013
    Ravens running back Bernard Pierce, who has rushed for 30 yards on nine carries in Super Bowl XLVII, exited the contest after taking a big hit. He went to the locker room, and the Ravens said nothing about what happened inside.  (He possibly was evaluat…
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  • Kaepernick scores as 49ers pull within two

    Kaepernick scores as 49ers pull within two

    After a one-sided first half and a weird power outage, we’ve got a great football game in our hands. Colin Kaepernick ran for a 15-yard touchdown with 9:57 left in the fourth quarter, getting the 49ers as close as they’ve been since the Ravens scored
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  • Force, grace define Beyonce's halftime show

    Force, grace define Beyonce's halftime show

    baltimoresun.com Feb 3, 2013
    Performance further dispels doubts about her ability to sing liveIf any questions lingered about Beyonce's ability to sing live - or her ability to make even the most crazed football fans momentarily forget about a game - then she answered them with f
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  • This Is More Or Less What Happened To The Ravens In The Third Q…

    This Is More Or Less What Happened To The Ravens In The Third Quarter

    deadspin.com Feb 3, 2013
    Here's how the Ravens played in the third: A long Jacoby Jones touchdown return-bad news for the 49ers, obviously-a 34-minute power outage, punt, punt, Haloti Ngata knee sprain (which has him doubtful to return), fumble, Jacoby Jones getting enormousl
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  • Haloti Ngata injures left knee, unlikely to return

    Haloti Ngata injures left knee, unlikely to return

    Pro Bowl defensive tackle hurt in third quarterThe Baltimore Ravens' reeling defense suffered another blow in the third quarter when the San Francisco 49ers scored a touchdown on a 6-yard run by running back Frank Gore.
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  • Power restored at Superdome after outage delays Super Bowl

    Power restored at Superdome after outage delays Super Bowl

    Play resumed in the Super Bowl after a 35-minutes power outage interrupted play on Sunday with the Baltimore Ravens holding a commanding 28-6 lead over the San Francisco 49ers.
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  • 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree powers through Ravens seco…

    49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree powers through Ravens secondary for 31-yard touchdown

    yahoo.com Feb 3, 2013
    With the Baltimore Ravens storming out to a 28-6 lead over the San Francisco 49ers when Jacoby Jones returned the opening kick of the third quarter 100 yards for a touchdowns, the NFC champions were in need of a big play. As has been the case throughout…
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  • There's No Debate: Elite? Not elite? All that matters is the Ra…

    There's No Debate: Elite? Not elite? All that matters is the Ravens'…

    CNNSI.com Feb 3, 2013
    Elite? Not elite? All that matters is the Ravens' Joe Flacco is the last quarterback standing this season, declares Don Banks, who hands out his Super Bowl Snap Judgments.
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  • Niners get first score of Super Bowl, Part II

    Niners get first score of Super Bowl, Part II

    profootballtalk.com Feb 3, 2013
    When the lights went out at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (FedEx realizes it could have been worse, after all), the Ravens led the 49ers by 22 points. Once the lights came back on, the 49ers finally hit paydirt. A seven-play, 80-yard drive ended with a 31…
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  • Ravens' Jones sets record with 109-yard return

    Ravens' Jones sets record with 109-yard return

    Jacoby Jones of the Baltimore Ravens set an NFL record with a 109-yard kickoff return against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Sunday night.
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  • The Lights Went Out In The Superdome

    The Lights Went Out In The Superdome

    What a weird Super Bowl this has been. The Ravens are all over the 49ers, but it's been a handful of big plays rather than methodical domination so it almost feels like San Francisco is still in it. A fake field goal, a kickoff return, a 56-yard tumblin…
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  • Family says Muhammad Ali watching Super Bowl, rooting for Raven…

    Family says Muhammad Ali watching Super Bowl, rooting for Ravens, and not on verge of death

    yahoo.com Feb 3, 2013
    The family of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali has disputed a report in a London newspaper that the flamboyant ex-heavyweight champion is near death. Instead, family spokesman Bob Gunnell said Ali was in his Phoenix area home watching the Super Bowl wearing…
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  • Sandy Hook chorus performs before Super Bowl

    Sandy Hook chorus performs before Super Bowl

    CNNSI.com deadspin.com Feb 3, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) As 26 children in white polo shirts excitedly walked to center of the Superdome field and prepared to sing, a packed Super Bowl crowd revved up by a day of partying in the Big Easy fell silent.
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  • Ravens’ Cary Williams shoves ref, stays in game

    Ravens’ Cary Williams shoves ref, stays in game

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Feb 3, 2013
    If you needed any more evidence that the referees are doing everything they can to let the players play, look no further than Baltimore's Cary Williams, who, in the midst of a second-quarter brawl, shoved a ref right in the chest ... and remained in the…
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  • Here's The All-22 Footage Of That Mind-Boggling Fake Field Goal

    Here's The All-22 Footage Of That Mind-Boggling Fake Field Goal

    deadspin.com Feb 3, 2013
    Baltimore has three less points than it otherwise would right now because John Harbaugh got greedy (or went briefly insane) and tried this fake field goal run for a first down on 4th and 9. It would have been a 32-yard attempt for a kicker that made 30 …
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  • Ravens go for trick play instead of padding lead

    Ravens go for trick play instead of padding lead

    profootballtalk.com Feb 3, 2013
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh had his little brother in a headlock and was giving him a noogie, and might have just let him up off the floor to continue the fight. The former special teams coach rolled the dice with his field goal unit, and it backfired. T…
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  • Cary Williams avoids an ejection

    Cary Williams avoids an ejection

    profootballtalk.com Feb 3, 2013
    After an ugly pass from 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to receiver Randy Moss floated into the hands of Ravens safety Ed Reed for the first interception ever thrown by a 49ers quarterback in any Super Bowl, chippiness that had been building all game…
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  • LaMichael James Pulled Off An Awesome Spin Move And Then Oooof

    LaMichael James Pulled Off An Awesome Spin Move And Then Oooof

    deadspin.com Feb 3, 2013
    LaMichael James had 27 carries in the regular season, because Jim Harbaugh hates rookies, and because the 49ers were pretty well stocked in the backfield. But tonight, Harbaugh loosened up a bit, giving James the chance of a lifetime-an opportunity to b
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  • This Harbaugh Brothers Split Screen Is The Harbaughiest Split S…

    This Harbaugh Brothers Split Screen Is The Harbaughiest Split Screen Possible

    deadspin.com Feb 3, 2013
    Watch as brothers Jim and John react to the same play-a third down sack of Joe Flacco midway through the first quarter-with characteristically appropriate Harbaugh emotion. Jim: intensity bordering on insanity, and John: mild disappointment. Can you i
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  • Fifteen minutes in, Ravens lead 7-3

    Fifteen minutes in, Ravens lead 7-3

    profootballtalk.com Feb 3, 2013
    The first XXV percent of Super Bowl XLVII have been played, and it’s a good game so far. The Niners started with a three and out that came after a penalty wiped out a 20-yard gain on the first snap.  The Ravens then drove for a touchdown, the 49ers res
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  • Ed Reed taken to locker room

    Ed Reed taken to locker room

    An early shot by Ravens safety Ed Reed on 49ers tight end Vernon Davis had an impact on both players. Davis was getting checked out by trainers on the sideline, and Reed just went into the locker room with team medical personnel. The game has been a har…
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  • Catonsville celebrates Super Bowl Sunday

    Catonsville celebrates Super Bowl Sunday

    baltimoresun.com Feb 3, 2013
    GL Shacks exploded with cheers and "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes blasted from the speakers of the Frederick Road bar in Catonsville as the Baltimore Ravens clinched a Super Bowl win Sunday night. 
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  • At halftime of Super Bowl, Ravens fans in Ellicott City feeling…

    At halftime of Super Bowl, Ravens fans in Ellicott City feeling confident

    baltimoresun.com Feb 3, 2013
    Going into halftime of Super Bowl XLVII, Baltimore Ravens fans around Ellicott City are feeling confident in the home team's chances.
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  • Ravens' Super Bowl win sets off car horns, fireworks, chanting …

    Ravens' Super Bowl win sets off car horns, fireworks, chanting in Towson

    baltimoresun.com Feb 3, 2013
    Only the sound of celebratory car horns cancelled out the singing and chanting of Towson's Ravens fans Sunday night just moments after the team sealed a 34-31 win over San Francisco to earn the franchise's second Super Bowl title.
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  • Ray Lewis addresses the families of two slain men from Atlanta …

    Ray Lewis addresses the families of two slain men from Atlanta stabbings during pregame show

    yahoo.com Feb 3, 2013
    Ray Lewis' interview with former Baltimore Ravens teammate Shannon Sharpe provided one of the few intriguing moments of the first few hours of CBS' pregame show. Sharpe asked Lewis what he would say to the families of the two men killed in Atlanta after…
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  • Harford Ravens fans have a lot to cheer about in the first half

    Harford Ravens fans have a lot to cheer about in the first half

    baltimoresun.com Feb 3, 2013
    Purple-clad fans at Bel Air nightspots cheered their hearts out as the Ravens quickly took the lead in the first half of the Super Bowl.
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  • A Moment With the Mayor

    A Moment With the Mayor

    nytimes.com Feb 3, 2013
    Mitch Landrieu, the mayor of New Orleans, says the Super Bowl has helped New Orleans rebuild. And he picks the 49ers.
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  • It's my party and I'll sneeze if I want to

    It's my party and I'll sneeze if I want to

    baltimoresun.com Feb 3, 2013
    I’m not trolling for any sympathy, since I got to spend the whole week in New Orleans covering the buildup to the Super Bowl, but it hasn’t been all happy hours and fancy "Hurricane" drinks for this former party animal. The only party I got invited to
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  • Your Cast Of Characters For Tonight's Super Bowl Movie

    Your Cast Of Characters For Tonight's Super Bowl Movie

    deadspin.com Feb 3, 2013
    More than any sporting event this side of Air Bud, the Super Bowl is where we go for cinematic, overproduced sports theater. CBS will have 62 cameras on hand, bringing sweeping panoramas, close-ups, high-definition snot-rockets-everything you could want
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  • Ravens' inactives for Super Bowl

    Ravens' inactives for Super Bowl

    ESPN.com Feb 3, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- There are no surprises on the Baltimore Ravens' inactives for the Super Bowl: CB Asa Jackson, S Omar Brown, CB Chris Johnson, LB Adrian Hamilton, OL Ramon Harewood, WR Deonte Thompson and DT Bryan Hall.
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  • Man Interrupts NFL Network Live Shot, Rips Seam In Fabric Of Sp…

    Man Interrupts NFL Network Live Shot, Rips Seam In Fabric Of Space And Time

    deadspin.com Feb 3, 2013
    The ramifications may not be felt immediately, but what this man has done cannot be undone. Aimlessly wandering around Bourbon Street, this man-a Ravens fan, way to go Baltimore-stumbled across the NFL Network's camera crew filming a light hearted liv
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  • NFL Network outstanding in pre-game Super-Bowl show

    NFL Network outstanding in pre-game Super-Bowl show

    baltimoresun.com Feb 3, 2013
    Sapp, Sanders, Mariucci, Irvin, Stark and Eisen shineI wasn’t there for the 7 a.m. start, but I’ve seen almost all of the NFL Network’s Super Bowl Sunday pre-game coverage. And as of 1 p.m. (EST), I am here to tell you it is outstanding.
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  • Ravens’ Justin Tucker says icing the kicker will only help him

    Ravens’ Justin Tucker says icing the kicker will only help him

    profootballtalk.com Feb 3, 2013
    If Super Bowl XLVII comes down to a last-second field goal from Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, then Tucker hopes 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh tries to ice him. Tucker says coaches who call timeout before a field goal are actually helping him by giving him mor…
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  • In New Orleans, football weather includes temps in 60s

    In New Orleans, football weather includes temps in 60s

    baltimoresun.com Feb 3, 2013
    In New Orleans, there's good weather for a championship.
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  • We're Almost There: Are you ready? We're quickly closing in on …

    We're Almost There: Are you ready? We're quickly closing in on the Ra…

    CNNSI.com Feb 3, 2013
    Are you ready? We're quickly closing in on the Ravens and 49ers facing off in Super Bowl XLVII. Get ready for the much-anticipated clash with SI.com's live blog leading up to the game.
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  • Ray Lewis's Super Bowl Cleats: A Glittering Light In The Shadow…

    Ray Lewis's Super Bowl Cleats: A Glittering Light In The Shadow Of The Almighty

    deadspin.com Feb 3, 2013
    Ray Lewis will wear specially designed cleats for Super Bowl 47. They are Ray Lewis cleats through and through: sparkling gold overpowering Baltimore purple and a special Psalms 91 shout out. Proselytizing being the obvious goal of these shoes and, real…
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  • Ravens clamp down on tight ends

    Ravens clamp down on tight ends

    ESPN.com Feb 3, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Based on their history, the Ravens will keep 49ers tight end Vernon Davis out of the end zone in the Super Bowl. The Ravens have allowed only two touchdown passes to tight ends this season, including the postseason. That's the fewest touc…
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  • Ravens, 49ers turn their final Super Bowl practices into family…

    Ravens, 49ers turn their final Super Bowl practices into family affairs

    yahoo.com Feb 3, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- It should come as no surprise, with all the talk about the Harbaugh family this week, that the final walkthroughs for both the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers were full of families. Both teams structured their Saturday workouts w…
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  • Video - Ravens Win Second Super Bowl 02:42

    Ravens Win Second Super Bowl

    Feb 3
    Trent Dilfer breaks down Ravens' 34-31 win over 49ers.
  • Video - Ravens Hold Off 49ers' Rally To Win Super Bowl XLVII 01:10

    Ravens Hold Off 49ers' Rally To Win Super Bowl XLVII

    Feb 3
    Ravens survive power outage and second-half rally from 49ers to win the Super Bowl 34-31.
  • Video - How The Ravens Won The Super Bowl 01:24

    How The Ravens Won The Super Bowl

    Feb 3
    Chris Berman, Tom Jackson, and Steven Young break down how Joe Flacco and the Ravens held off the 49ers to win the Super Bowl.
  • Video - Super Bowl XLVII: Jacoby Jones highlights 01:57

    Super Bowl XLVII: Jacoby Jones highlights

    Feb 3
    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones was a game changer in Super Bowl XLVII, scoring on a 108-yard kickoff return and a 56-yard touchdown catch.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Elite or not, Flacco now stands alone; more Snaps

    Feb 3
    NEW ORLEANS -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a most eventful and entertaining Super Bowl XLVII in the Superdome, a 34-31 Baltimore victory over San Francisco in the kind of knock-down, drag-out battle that brothers always seem to…
  • Super Bowl XLVII -- Ravens-49ers won't soon be forgotten

    Feb 3
    From a blackout to the 49ers' rally to Ray Lewis' last stand, it was a lights-out Super Bowl, writes John Clayton.
  • Super Bowl XLVII - Fitting end for Lewis

    Feb 3
    Ray Lewis' greatest contribution to the Ravens' victory was the inspiration he provided.