Photos: Super Bowl highlights and low light

Photos: Super Bowl highlights and low light

Credit: Getty Images

A partial power outage during the third quarter causes a 34 minute delay in the game during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 4 at 4:17 PM

NEW ORLEANS -- From blowout to blackout to shootout, Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens had just enough power to survive one of the most electric Super Bowls ever.

The outage flipped a switch for the San Francisco 49ers, but the Ravens used a last-gasp defensive stand to hold on Sunday night, 34-31.

America's biggest sporting event came to a half-hour standstill in the third quarter when most of the Superdome lights and the scoreboards went dark. By then, the Ravens had a 22-point lead.

Everything changed after that, though, and the 49ers staged a sensational rally before Ray Lewis and Co. shut it down. But there were plenty of white-knuckle moments and the Ravens (14-6) had to make four stops inside their 7 at the end.

At 4 hours, 14 minutes, it was the longest Super Bowl ever. Among the most thrilling, too.

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