Super Bowl XLVII

A. J. Ganger


Whether you’re a football fan or not, everyone watches the Super Bowl. Some watch it for the commercials, some for the game, and others just want to watch the halftime show to see how the performance turns out. This Super Bowl had no shortage of surprises. This year’s match-up put together the NFC champions, the San Francisco 49ers and the AFC Champions, the Baltimore Ravens.

Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after his team defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans

In this game “one of the best linebackers of all time,” according to Jacob Barrett, was playing in his final football game ever. Ray Lewis, a linebacker for the Ravens, was seeking his second world title in his final game in the league.

The first half of the game was controlled by the Ravens, as they took a 21 to 6 lead into the locker room at the half.

During halftime Beyonce came onto the field and gave her performance. Many people were surprised at the reunion of Destiny’s Child. After halftime both teams took the field ready to start another half to see who would come out on top as this year’s world champion.

The Ravens were to receive the ball to begin the half. The returner for the Ravens took the ball 108 yards all the way to pay dirt for the touchdown to put Baltimore up 28 to 6. The wind looked to be taken out of San Francisco after that big play.

Just 3 plays later after a sack on the 49ers quarterback, half the lights in the New Orleans Superdome went out suddenly. This power outage caused a delay of around 35 minutes which is almost another halftime for these teams. During the delay the CBS sports announcers were keeping everyone posted on the situation with the lights.

In regards to the power outage, Shannon Sharpe replied, “It really gives an advantage to the 49ers because the Ravens look more relaxed than the 49ers do, and they need to be ready to come out and play after this delay.”

San Fran did not disappoint as they came back and outscored the Ravens the entire second half, but they could not pull ahead and come away with the victory.

After a controversial 4 and goal play for the 49ers, the Ravens took over on downs and allowed a safety making it a 34 to 31 game.

“That game was the most depressing game to watch. I literally cried myself to sleep after this game,” said Kelly Gates, a 49ers fan.

At the end of the day the Ravens came out with the victory, winning 34 to 31. Ray Lewis is now able to retire with his second Super Bowl ring and a legacy that will live on forever.

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