Even a 34-minute power outage could not stop the Baltimore Ravens from claiming Super Bowl XLVII.
Although it was close, with San Francisco battling back from a 22-point deficit, but ultimately failing to get into the end zone from seven yards out in a 34-31 loss.
I find it appropriate that the game came down to a non-call in what could have been a holding penalty on Baltimore cornerback Jimmy Smith against Michael Crabtree on San Francisco’s final offensive play of the game.
Of course, San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh is belly-aching about the non-call. We would expect nothing less.
Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco earned MVP honors, and as Gil Brandt of NFL.com writes, answered the questions that he is indeed an elite signal caller.
With the big game over, the offseason is officially upon us. I’ll have a post up later today outlining the top five needs the Seahawks should address.
Maura Judkis of the Washington Post rates the top five Super Bowl ads.
Beyonce doesn’t think you’re ready for this jelly. Check out the halftime show here. The Seahawks are 12 to 1 favorites to win next year’s Super Bowl.
Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. questions whether San Francisco can get back to the big game again next season, with a talented team like Seattle standing in the Niners’ way in the NFC West. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.
Rich Cimini of ESPN New York believes that Tarvaris Jackson or Matt Flynn are options Jets new general manager John Idzik will consider to bring in and compete for the starting quarterback job with Mark Sanchez in 2013.