[caption id="attachment_23416" align="aligncenter" width="496"] Routers[/caption] The Baltimore Ravens survived a blackout and a gritty San Francisco 49ers comeback to hold on and clinch a dramatic 34-31 Super Bowl victory. Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco (22-33, 287 Yards, 3 TD's) was utterly dominant in the first half, throwing three touchdowns as he set up what appeared a match winning lead. His 58 yard TD bomb to Jacoby Jones with 1.45 left in the half summed up the struggles the 49ers secondary was having in containing him. By contrast the Ravens defence was making things happen, forcing both a fumble and an interception on consecutive possessions, with Frank Gore shut down and Colin Kaepernick looking rather tentative. When Jacoby Jones struck again, running back the second half opening kick off 109 yards to leave the 49ers staring down a 28-6 deficit, the Ravens were seemingly coasting to victory. The game then took a turn for the dramatic early in the third quarter with the half the stadium lost power, causing a 35 minute delay and halting the Ravens' momentum. When play resumed the 49ers were a different beast, with Colin Kaepernick finally looking his usual dangerous self. He led back-to-back touchdown drives, hitting Michael Crabtree (5 receptions, 109 yards, 1 TD) for a 31 yard score before an increasingly dangerous Frank Gore (19 carries, 110 yards, 1 TD) ran one in. When Ray Rice fumbled on his own 20 yard line the 49ers had a chance to take the lead. The Ravens held firm however and restricted them to just a field goal but with the score now at 28-23 it was game on. A couple of big third down conversions from Anquan Boldin (6 receptions, 104 yards, 1 TD) and Bernard Pierce seemed to re-energize the Ravens and they managed a field goal to extend the lead to 31-23. Kaepernick responded by leading his side 76 yards in five plays, showing great speed to run a 15 yard score in himself but failed to convert for two points to tie the game up. A field goal on the next Baltimore possession left the Niners with 4.20 minutes to drive the length of the field and score a touchdown to win it. They drove to the 9-yard line with ease before the Ravens defence steeled themselves and forced the turnovers on downs. Niner's fans will doubtless be furious over an obvious holding call on Crabtree on fourth down that the officials inexplicably missed but it was just one of many controversial decisions throughout the game. Getting the ball back with time almost expired, the Ravens opted to cop a safety on fourth down to give the Niners no time to run a final play. Ted Ginn was unable to pull of the miracle kick return and the Ravens were crowned champions.