NEW ORLEANS — Joe Flacco put together a near-unstoppable performance as the Baltimore Ravens knocked off the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 on Sunday night to win Super Bowl XLVII.
NEW ORLEANS — The polarizing quarterback and his bevy of weapons attacked Chris Culliver and the Niners secondary with ease, and the Ravens survived a huge second-half comeback by San Francisco to crown themselves champions of the NFL.
In the end, Flacco finished with 287 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions.
After a three-and-out for the Niners to start the game, Flacco immediately went 51 yards in just over two minutes to take the 7-0 lead on a 13-yard Anquan Boldin touchdown grab.
Colin Kaepernick led a methodical drive on the next possession, but an errant throw made San Fran settle for a field goal.
Then it was time for the Joe Flacco and Jacoby Jones Show to begin.
After Flacco led a 75-yard touchdown drive that followed a killer LaMichael James fumble, the red-hot QB found a wide-open Jones for a 56-yard score to make it 21-3.
With his third touchdown throw of the night, the often-criticized quarterback joined very elite company.
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