• The sun was out in New Orleans for the 47th Super Bowl
  • Plenty of Baltimore Ravens fans made the trip to the Big Easy
  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stopped for a chat with San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh
  • Jim also met with brother John - the Ravens head coach - on the pitch prior to kick-off
  • Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis made his way onto the field for the final time in his career
  • Alicia Keys gave a lovely rendition of the Star Spangled Banner
  • Bernard Pollard put an early hit on Vernon Davis
  • Anquan Boldin scored the opening touchdown on the Ravens' first drive
  • The 49ers responded with a David Akers field goal to reduce their deficit to 7-3 before the end of the first quarter
  • QB Joe Flacco was carving up the 49ers
  • He soon found tight end Pitta for another Ravens touchdown
  • And they were in again before half-time, this time Flacco linked up with Jacoby Jones for a 56-yard score. Baltimore led 21-6 at the break
  • Beyonce hit the high notes during the half-time show
  • There was a treat for Destiny's Child fans as Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joined Beyonce for a reunion
  • Jones, who was born in New Orleans, returned the opening kick-off of the second half 108 yards for his second touchdown
  • Play was delayed for 35 minutes by a power cut at the Superdome
  • When power was restored, San Francisco scored 17 points in just over four minutes, starting with a Michael Crabtree touchdown catch
  • Frank Gore went in on the ground from close range and Akers added his third field goal to trim the Ravens' lead to 28-23
  • Justin Tucker stopped the rot with a field goal for Baltimore before Kaepernick ran it in himself for a touchdown to bring the 49ers within two points
  • But a Justin Tucker field goal helped the Ravens hang on for a 34-31 victory, sending Lewis into retirement on a high

Super Bowl XLVII

The sun was out in New Orleans for the 47th Super Bowl