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Minutes after Jacoby Jones‘ 108-yard kickoff return put Baltimore up 28-6 to begin the second half of the Super Bowl, the lights went out on the 49ers.

No, really.

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome lost power with 13:28 remaining in the third quarter, knocking out most of the stadium lights as well as the audio feed from CBS commentators Jim Nantz and Phil Simms.

A portion of lights came back on momentarily after the outage — which CBS analyst Jim Brown said was caused by a power surge — but a majority remained dark until the arena’s power system could fully reboot, a process that was expected to take nearly half an hour.

Players stretched their muscles and tried to remain loose on the field and, despite claims on the Twittersphere, Bane has not been witnessed at the Superdome.

(image via Deadspin).

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