Joe Flacco started the season saying he was the best quarterback in the National Football League. He ended it as the most valuable player in the Super Bowl, staving off a comeback by the San Francisco 49ers that began after a power failure at the Superdome delayed the game.
Justin Tucker kicked a 38-yard field goal for Baltimore to give the Ravens a 34-29 lead over the San Francisco 49ers with four minutes, 23 seconds to play in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, which was delayed for about 34 minutes by a partial power outage.
The San Francisco 49ers completed the biggest comeback in a National Football Conference championship game to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 and advance to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years.
Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos was selected to the National Football League’s Pro Bowl for the 12th time in his career, surpassing Brett Favre for the most career invitations to the All-Star game for a quarterback.