Originally written February 04, 2013 on Football Nation:
The confetti has settled on the Superdome carpet. The Baltimore Ravens take home the Lombardi Trophy, after a compelling 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers. It was a game full of incident, hard hits, some great individual moments and of the course the blackout. When Jacoby Jones returned the second half kickoff the Ravens looked to have pulled the plug on the Niners. The lights went out. The spark then came. What followed was a game that lived up to its pregame billing.Several standout players from both side its hard to pick who was the standout player. After his understandably nervous start 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick got his mojo flowing and had a great game. Likewise his offensive weapons, Frank Gore, Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree all had very good games. The San Francisco defense of course stood up better in the second half with its usual stars digging deep.On the Baltimore side of the ball Ray Rice had to earn every one of his yards on the ground and Anquain Boldin was ag...
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