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Ravens top 49ers in Super Bowl

***UPDATE MONDAY 12:41 P.M.***NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The mayor of New Orleans says he’s expecting a full report in the coming days from everyone involved in last night’s power outage at the Superdome. It caused a delay of more than a half-hour during the third quarter of the Super Bowl.The Baltimore Ravens, who had been leading by 22 points when the outage happened, barely held on for a 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers.The outage has been blamed on what’s called an “abnormality” in the arena’s power system.Mayor Mitch Landrieu called it “an unfortunate moment” in what he said was an “otherwise shining Super Bowl week” for New Orleans.The city was hosting its first Super Bowl since 2002, and was eager to show that it has been rebuilt since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Billions of dollars were spent sprucing up downtown, the airport, French Quarter and other areas of the city in the past seven years.A joint statement from the utility that provides power to the stadium and the Superdome operator said that a piece of equipment that monitors electrical load “sensed an abnormality in the system.” It says the equipment “operated as designed,” and caused power to be partially cut to the Superdome so the issue could be isolated.***ORIGINAL STORY***NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A power outage at the Super Bowl put the nation’s biggest sporting event on hold for more than a half-hour Sunday, interrupting an otherwise electric, back-and-forth game that ended with Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens as NFL champions thanks to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Flacco threw three first-half touchdown passes to cap an 11-TD, zero-interception postseason. Jacoby Jones returned the second-half kickoff 108 yards, a Super Bowl record, to give Baltimore a 22-point lead. Moments later, lights lining the indoor arena faded, making it difficult to see. When action resumed, the 49ers scored 17 consecutive points, getting as close as 31-29. But Baltimore stopped San Francisco on fourth-and-goal from the 5 with under 2 minutes left.

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