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Meet the new Joe Cool

Flacco, not Lewis, man of moment

Posted: February 4, 2013 at 3:41 a.m.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is celebrated by his teammates after leading the Ravens to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night in New Orleans. Flacco, the game’s MVP, passed for 287 yards and three touchdowns, one of those a 56-yard pass to Jacoby Jones, who also returned the second-half kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown. Flacco’s performance capped a four-game playoff run during which he threw 11 touchdown passes with no interceptions.

Midway through the third quarter of Sunday night’s Super Bowl XLVII, a Superdome spokesman issued a statement to explain what happened during the surreal 34-minute delay when the lights went out.

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Super Bowl report

Baltimore Ravens players mill around the Superdome after the lights went out during the second half of the Super Bowl on Sunday in New Orleans. Moments after Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones scored on a 108-yard kickoff return, lights lining the indoor arena faded, making it difficult to see. Officials stopped play about 90 seconds into the third quarter, and the delay lasted more than 30 minutes.

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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (52) puts on his helmet before taking the field for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Lewis announced his retirement earlier in the season, meaning the Super Bowl would be his last game.

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