11:11 p.m. ET: Well, that’s it for the live blog. The game is over, but there’s still a lot for football fans to talk about – lots of missed chances, maybe or maybe not blown calls or no-calls, and, in the end, an epic win for the Baltimore Ravens.
11:06 p.m. ET: First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted her congratulations to the Ravens: “Great game! Congrats to the @Ravens. See you at the White House! -mo”
11:01 p.m. ET: MVP Joe Flacco says this game is emblematic of the city of Baltimore, before handing the Lombardi trophy to Ray Lewis, who says, “when God is for you, who can be against you?”
11:00 p.m. ET: John Harbaugh says facing his brother in this game was the hardest thing he’s ever done. He says he told him he loved him when they met on the field after the game, and Jim congratulated him.
10:58 p.m. ET: The Ravens made the playoffs for the last 5 seasons – and this is the first Super Bowl win since 2000.
10:57 p.m. ET: Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent carries in Vince Lombardi trophy.
10:54 p.m. ET: Lots of things this game will be remembered for: Harbowl, Ray Lewis final victory, incredible performance by MVP Joe Flacco, Beyonce halftime show, and the 34 minute power outage.
10:50 p.m. ET: Tonight’s victory means the Baltimore Ravens are the only NFL team to never lose a Super Bowl in multiple appearances. The 49ers are now 5-1 in Super Bowl appearances.
10:47 p.m. ET: Well, it was an entertaining, intense, instant-classic game, that ends with the Baltimore Ravens’ QB, Joe Flacco named MVP.
10:46 p.m. ET: Lots of audible cursing on the field. “F-bomb” trending nationally on twitter.
10:45 p.m. ET: The Harbaugh brothers meet on the field for the handshake.
10:45 p.m. ET: RAVENS WIN 34-31
10:44 p.m. ET: Another Ravens timeout – the last few seconds of this game are taking a long time. 49ers put up a huge fight, but looks like they’ll fall just short of a miraculous comeback.
10:42 p.m. ET: 4 seconds left in the game after Ravens intentionally take a safety. 34-31 Ravens.
10:40 p.m. ET: Baltimore time out with :12 seconds left.
10:38 p.m. ET: 49ers players on the sidelines looking distraught. And Jim Harbaugh still looks angry about the no -call.
10:37 p.m. ET: Niners use their final time out with 1:42 left to play.
10:36 p.m. ET: Ravens get the ball back, and call a timeout with 1:46 remaining in the game.
10:35 p.m. ET: Incomplete pass and Jim Harbaugh is having one of his patented meltdowns on the sidelines.
10:34 p.m. ET: 4th and goal from the 5-yard line after an incomplete pass.
10:33 p.m. ET: 30-second timeout for the 49ers. Good timing, almost a delay of game penalty there.
10:32 p.m. ET: Now 3rd and goal for the 49ers. A stop here would be huge for the Ravens. 1:55 left in the game.
10:29 p.m. ET: Second and goal at the 5-yard line. This game is crazy. 49ers take a timeout at the 2 minute warning.
10:28 p.m. ET: And another quick first down with 2:39 left. First and goal.
10:26 p.m. ET: On 2nd and 10 Kaepernick connects with Crabtree picking up a first down.
10:24 p.m. ET: 49ers pick up seven on the first down. Less than 4 minutes left in the game.
10:22 p.m. ET: 38-yard field goal attempt good for the Ravens. Baltimore up by 5 with 4:19 left in the game. The 49ers still have two timeouts left. 34-29 Ravens.
10:20 p.m. ET: Offsides calls on the defense – five yard penalty makes it 3rd and 2 for the Ravens. Lots of penalties for the 49ers tonight.
10:18 p.m. ET: No matter – Ravens quickly pick up two first downs.
10:17 p.m. ET: Good challenge by Jim Harbaugh. Now 3rd and inches for the Ravens.
10:16 p.m. ET: Super Bowl attendance announced at 71,024. No wonder it got hot during the power outage when the AC cut out.
10:14 p.m. ET: San Francisco challenging first down. Risky move – the team only has two timeouts left with more than 7 minutes left in the game.
10:11 p.m. ET: Pass interference called on the 49ers, automatic first down for the Ravens. Rough week for Chris Culliver.
10:08 p.m. ET: This game could come down to a field goal – many 49ers fans’ biggest fear after Akers’ season.
10:06 p.m. ET: Incomplete throw on the two-point conversion attempt. Kaepernick’s run was the longest rushing touchdown for a quarterback ever in the Super Bowl. 31-29 Ravens.
10:05 p.m. ET: Kaepernick rushes for a touchdown. Niners trying for two-point conversion to try to tie this game up.
10:04 p.m. ET: TOUCHDOWN 49ERS.
10:03 p.m. ET: And Gore picks up another one. Niners inside the Ravens 20.
10:02 p.m. ET: Randy Moss picks up a first down at the Ravens 39.
9:57 p.m. ET: Incomplete on 3rd and goal. 19-yard field goal attempt is good. 31-23 Ravens.
9:56 p.m. ET: On 1st and goal, Ravens stopped one yard short of the end zone. 2nd and goal.
9:54 p.m. ET: Bernard Pierce not expected to return to the game with a leg injury.
9:51 p.m. ET: First down for the Ravens with an 8-yard gain. Bernard Pierce looks really shaken up after that tackle. Third quarter ends with score still 28-23 Ravens.
9:46 p.m. ET: Scary looking tackle of Jones on the return. Impressive that he kept hold of the ball.
9:44 p.m. ET: Akers gets a redo, and drills it. 17 unanswered points in a 4:10 drive for the 49ers. 28-23 Ravens.
9:43 p.m. ET: Replay of fourth down on a penalty. Ravens player ran into Akers. 4th and 2 for the Niners.
9:43 p.m. ET: Akers kick no good, but there’s a flag on the field
9:41 p.m. ET: Superdome representative releases statement apologizing for the incident, and NFL statement says authorities are “investigating the cause of the power outage.”
9:40 p.m. ET: Fumble recovered by the 49ers. Momentum definitely swinging the 49ers way.
9:36 p.m. ET: It’s a one score game as Akers drills the extra point. He’s having a surprisingly good game, considering his dismal season. 28-20 Ravens.
9:34 p.m. ET: Frank Gore gets the ball into the end zone, and there’s a player down on the field. 28-19 Ravens.
9:32 p.m. ET: TOUCHDOWN 49ERS.
9:32 p.m. ET: First down by Vernon Davis – this game suddenly got much more interesting. 1st and goal for the Niners.
9:30 p.m. ET: Sack by Admad Brooks – big change of momentum as Ravens punt (badly) – with a big return by the 49ers.
9:28 p.m. ET: Now it’s up to the 49ers defense to keep San Francisco in this game. Jacoby Jones carried the ball to the Ravens 17. His previous carry, intially listed at 109 yards, has been changed to 108 yards, tying the all-time record, not breaking it.
9:25 p.m. ET: First touchdown for San Francisco this game, after Kaepernick connects with Crabtree, who runs it into the end zone after an 80-yard drive. 28-13 Ravens.
9:24 p.m. ET: TOUCHDOWN 49ERS.
9:21 p.m. ET: Randy Moss has his first grab of the game, and San Francisco takes a timeout.
9:20 p.m. ET: Great throw by Kaepernick, dropped by Crabtree. 3rd and 8.
9:19 p.m. ET: There it is – a scramble for 15 yards – a first down and some. That’s 36 yards rushing for him now.
9:18 p.m. ET: Kaepernick scrambles for a gain of five. For somebody who has used his legs so successfully this season, he seems really hesitant to try it in this game. 2nd and 5 49ers.
9:15 p.m. ET: Touchback – 49ers will start with the ball at their 20-yard line.
9:12 p.m. ET: Game resumes largely as it played out before the delay. Flacco immediately gets a first down with a 15 yard toss.
9:11 p.m. ET: Not a great start after the delay for the 49ers. A gain of 7, but short of a first down. Andy Lee comes out for the punt.
9:10 p.m. ET: That was a 34 minute delay. No statement from the NFL yet, but that must have been really frustrating for both teams.
9:10 p.m. ET: Apparently, part of the holdup was the electrical equipment on the 49ers side going out with the power. Play set to resume in the next minute or so.
9:08 p.m. ET: Luckily, so far there have been no disturbances reported in the crowd during this blackout delay.
9:05 p.m. ET: Obviously, how each team reacts in the first drive right after this power outage and long delay will be huge. In case you forgot, the 49ers will get the ball at the SF 40 after a Kaepernick sack. 3rd and 13 for the Niners.
9:00 p.m. ET: And there’s already a @SuperbowlLights twitter account.
8:59 p.m. ET: Law enforcement source tells ABC News the power outage is just a technical issue, nothing nefarious. Reporters at the game say they heard a boom in the stadium before the lights went out. Lights slowly coming back on, and players still on the field.
8:54 p.m. ET: The AC is apparently also out at the closed stadium, and people say it’s getting hot in there with such a huge crowd and the lights that are on.
8:51 p.m. ET: Considering the score, the fact that this power outage delay may last as long as 20 minutes, and the fact that the halftime show is over, I wonder how many people are tuning out right about now.
8:51 p.m. ET: Power surge to blame, apparently.
8:48 p.m. ET: “Bring Beyonce Back” trending on Twitter now.
8:45 p.m. ET: Players trying to stay warmed up on the field, and fans sound like they’re getting really antsy.
8:44 p.m. ET: Commercials cost around $4 million for a 30-second spot, and with these extra commercial breaks, some of them might really be getting their money’s worth.
8:40 p.m. ET: Sideline reporter says half the lights in the stadium are out, including the scoreboard.
8:40 p.m. ET: 100 million people are expected to be watching the game today…a game that is suddenly not happening as the power cut out during the third quarter.
8:38 p.m. ET: Cut to commercial as the power goes out at the stadium. The game just got even stranger.
8:38 p.m. ET: And the power is out at the Super Dome.
8:37 p.m. ET: Kaepernick sacked for a loss of 6. 3rd and 13.
8:35 p.m. ET: 49ers to start their drive at the 13-yard line.
8:34 p.m. ET: The biggest deficit ever overcome in the Super Bowl is ten points. It’s been done twice.
8:32 p.m. ET: That was fast (11 seconds to be exact) – a 109-yard kickoff return touchdown by Jacoby Jones. An all-time NFL record. 28-6 Ravens.
8:32 p.m. ET: TOUCHDOWN RAVENS.
8:31 p.m. ET: Back to football. Ravens to receive to start off.
8:27 p.m. ET: First Lady Michelle Obama liked the halftime show. She just tweeted “Watching the #SuperBowl with family & friends.@Beyonce was phenomenal! I am so proud of her! -mo” from her FLOTUS twitter account.
8:22 p.m. ET: And Beyonce ends an impressive and energetic halftime performance with “Halo.”
8:19 p.m. ET: Looks like the DC reunion is over – it was fun while it laster!
8:16 p.m. ET: Destiny’s Child reunion for “Bootylicious!”
8:14 p.m. ET: So many Beyonces!
8:12 p.m. ET: For the halftime performance, there are 135 dancers on the field, and 2,000 fans. And really cool visuals on the stage.
8:10 p.m. ET: Beyonce kicks off the halftime show with “Love on Top” followed by “Crazy in Love.”
8:07 p.m. ET: Here’s what the President and First Lady are eating at their Super Bowl party: Chesapeake Crab Cakes and San Francisco Cioppino Stew with Sourdough Toast. There are also wings, and they’re drinking Anchor Steam and Clipper City beers.
8:05 p.m. ET: Still, the 49ers rallied from a 17-0 deficit to make it to the Super Bowl so it’s tough to count them out just halfway through.
8:04 p.m. ET: Ravens dominating so far, and it’s not even really close. While the teams take a breather, Beyonce heads to the field for the half time show.
8:00 p.m. ET: First half ends with a Ray Lewis sack. The likely future Hall of Famer is retiring after this game. Strangely enough, his first NFL sack was of Jim Harbaugh – who is currently coaching the 49ers. Also in that game? Randy Moss, who is currently having a rough game for the 49ers.
7:59 p.m. ET: Field goal is Good. 21-6 Ravens at the half.
7:58 p.m. ET: Really looks like the big game jitters are getting to Kaepernick. Ray Lewis sack brings out Akers for a field goal attempt.
7:55 p.m. ET: Fun Fact – Kaepernick was drafted by the Chicago Cubs as a pitcher in 2009. You can see the pitcher still in him with some of these throws.
7:54 p.m. ET: 49ers back in the red zone after a few big gains. They still have two timeouts with less than one minute left in the second quarter.
7:52 p.m. ET: 15-yard penalty and automatic first down for the 49ers on a roughing the passer call.
7:50 p.m. ET: That’s Flacco’s 11th touchdown pass this postseason.
7:49 p.m. ET: 21 – 3 Baltimore as incredible throw, catch and run lead to a touchdown for the Ravens. 49ers have A LOT of work to do in the second half.
7:48 p.m. ET: TOUCHDOWN RAVENS.
7:45 p.m. ET: No flag on what looked like offensive pass interference as Culliver breaks up a Flacco long throw, and we hit the two-minute warning.
7:44 p.m. ET: 2nd and 10 for the Ravens with 2 minutes left in the second quarter. The Ravens will be receiving the ball at the beginning of the second half.
7:41 p.m. ET: Kaepernick, who had been noted for his great decision making calls under pressure, is having a rough game so far. At 25 years old, this start is only the tenth pro start of his career.
7:39 p.m. ET: Awesome 9-year-old girl football player Sam Gordon is in the house!
7:37 p.m. ET: Volkswagen’s controversial ad just aired – here’s Jamaica’s reaction to it.
7:37 p.m. ET: Gutsy fake field goal call considering the Ravens’ rookie kicker is about as sure a thing as there is for points.
7:36 p.m. ET: Tricky – fake field goal by the Ravens, but short of a first down.
7:34 p.m. ET: Almost an interception by the Niners, but it’s just an incomplete pass by Flacco. 3rd and 9.
7:31 p.m. ET: Another first down for the Ravens.
7:30 p.m. ET: Personal fouls by both teams cancel each other out. Ravens first down at 49ers 38.
7:29 p.m. ET: That interception is evidently the first time a 49ers quarterback has ever been intercepted in the Super Bowl (that’s five previous games). And Reed ties the record with his 9th postseason interception.
7:28 p.m. ET: Interception by Baltimore but flag is down and teams fighting on the field.
7:24 p.m. ET: After that commercial about sports fans’ superstitions – here’s an interesting article about when those superstitions cross the line into OCD.
7:22 p.m. ET: Penalties and that fumble killing San Francisco so far. 14-3 Ravens. Ten touchdowns and no interceptions so far this postseason for Flacco.
7:22 p.m. ET: TOUCHDOWN BALTIMORE.
7:21 p.m. ET: Automatic first and goal for Ravens after another penalty – a personal foul on 49ers’ Whitner.
7:20 p.m. ET: Flacco connects with Dickson, and a flag is down.
7:19 p.m. ET: While they’re on the subject of Patrick Willis, here’s an interesting story about him and his “brother for life,” the Baltimore’s Michael Oher.
7:17 p.m. ET: Another first down for the Ravens. That’s 4/5 third down conversions for the Ravens so far.
7:16 p.m. ET: Major change of momentum, as Ravens get gain of about 5 after 49ers fumble.
7:12 p.m. ET: Fumble recovered by Ravens. First down for Baltimore.
7:12 p.m. ET: Another first down for the Niners.
7:11 p.m. ET: Another first down on gain of eleven with reception by Davis. Another another small scuffle breaks out. Teams clearly (obviously) passionate.
7:10 p.m. ET: Looks like Davis is okay – gain of 29 yards on great throw from Kaepernick.
7:08 p.m. ET: First Harbaugh parent sightings of the night! They’ve said tonight will be really bittersweet for them.
7:08 p.m. ET: They may be brothers, but side-by-side comparison of the Harbaugh brothers’ reactions to last play show totally different styles.
7:05 p.m. ET: Flacco sacked with 12 seconds left in quarter.
7:04 p.m. ET: Incomplete throw by Flacco with 17 seconds left in the 1st quarter.
7:03 p.m. ET: Unbelievable throw and catch by Boldin for 31-yards.
7:02 p.m. ET: 3rd and 7 for Ravens after incomplete pass by Flacco.
7:00 p.m. ET: 9-yard gain for the Ravens. Ed Reed in locker room for evaluation.
6:57 p.m. ET: Jacoby Jones returns kick to the 22-yard line. Ravens’ Ed Reed and 49ers’ Vernon Davis both apparently being checked out after Reed hit Davis on previous drive.
6:55 p.m. ET: And to the relief of 49ers fans, David Akers field goal attempt is good. 7-3 Ravens.
6:54 p.m. ET: Kaepernick sacked. 49ers going for field goal.
6:53 p.m. ET: Davis out and being worked on by trainers. Second and goal, incomplete in the end zone, off of Crabtree’s hands.
6:52 p.m. ET: Vernon Davis, a super speedy tight end, with another first down on a 24-yard reception from Kaepernick. 1st and goal.
6:51 p.m. ET: And Gore with another first down.
6:50 p.m. ET: Kaepernick scrambles for a gain of seven, 2nd and 3.
6:50 p.m. ET: Kaepernick, who shocked the league with his legs when he took over from Alex Smith, gets a 1st down and then some.
6:49 p.m. ET: Gore gains nine, after having a rough few carries early.
6:48 p.m. ET: Huge, 19-yard game for Michael Crabtree, who broke out this season once Kaepernick took over the starting QB job.
6:46 p.m. ET: Already looking to be a really physical game as scuffle between players breaks out after 49ers loss of two yards.
6:45 p.m. ET: And here’s the GoDaddy commercial everybody has already been talking about – supermodel makes out with Hollywood’s favorite extra.
6:44 p.m. ET: Penalties already hurting the 49ers – big game jitters?
6:41 p.m. ET: And the extra point is good. 7-0 Ravens
6:40 p.m. ET: TOUCHDOWN BALTIMORE. Ravens take an early lead with a reception by Anquan Boldin.
6:39 p.m. ET: On 3rd and 9, same thing happens, but flag is down for defensive offsides – five yard penalty and replay of 3rd down.
6:39 p.m. ET: Given some time, Flacco throws ball beyond end zone for an incompletion on 2nd and 9.
6:38 p.m. ET: Ravens QB, Joe Flacco, known for his exceptionally strong arm, gets the ball to Torrey Jones at the SF 19.
6:37 p.m. ET: And a first down for the Ravens from SF 39.
6:36 p.m. ET: Better start for the Ravens, who pick up eight yards on their first down of the game.
6:36 p.m. ET: And the first drive of the game goes nowhere; Andy Lee punts on 4th down, and Jacoby Jones returns to near the 50-yard line.
6:34 p.m. ET: On first and 15, no gain for 49ers all-time leading rusher, Frank Gore.
6:33 p.m. ET: Five yard penalty for the 49ers for illegal formation.
6:32 p.m. ET: Kaepernick connects with Vernon Davis for a gain of 20, but a flag is down.
6:31 p.m. ET: Here we go – 49ers start the first drive at the 20-yard line.
6:28 p.m. ET: Ravens chose heads, and elected to defer their choice until the second half. 49ers to receive at kickoff.
6:27 p.m. ET: Newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame join the team captains for the coin toss.
6:22 p.m. ET: Alicia Keys performs the Star Spangled Banner, wearing a red dress and playing a white piano at the 50-yard line.
6:21 p.m. ET: Joint Armed Forces Color Guard present the flags.
6:20 p.m. ET: Hudson wearing a green ribbon in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting while performing with the students.
6:19 p.m. ET: In a touching performance, Sandy Hook Elementary School students perform “America the Beautiful,” with Jennifer Hudson.
6:18 p.m. ET: Jason Witten wins the 2012 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.
6:12 p.m. ET: And out come the 49ers.
6:11 p.m. ET: The Ravens players are introduced in the stadium to a raucous crowd.
6:09 p.m. ET: And another historic first tonight – the two head coaches are brothers, born just 15 months apart. John Harbaugh, 50, is in his fifth season as the Baltimore Ravens head coach, and has won playoff games in each of his previous seasons. Jim Harbaugh, 49, is in his second season as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, leading his team to the playoffs both seasons.
6:05 p.m. ET: The San Francisco 49ers are going for their 6th Lombardi trophy, which would tie them for the most championships ever with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Baltimore Ravens are trying for their second Super Bowl victory. Neither team has ever lost a Super Bowl game – and at the end of the night, there will only be one team left in the NFL to have never lost a Super Bowl game.
6:00 p.m. ET: It’s here – the biggest spectacle in American sports, the Super Bowl. We’ll be covering the game, performances and, of course, the commercials right here.
It’s been an incredible season so far, and everything has led up to tonight’s game in New Orleans, where the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers face the AFC Champion Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. Keep refreshing for the latest updates throughout what promises to be a great game.