February 3, 2013 • Mercedes-Benz Superdome • New Orleans, LA • CBS • 5:30 p.m. CST
Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII San Francisco 49ers
NFL-AFC-BAL-Helmet 34
Team 1 2 3 4 Totals
Ravens 7 14 7 6 34
49ers 3 3 17 8 31
NFL-NFC-SF Helmet - Right Face 31

Super Bowl XLVII
Super Bowl 47
1 2 3 4 Total
BAL 7 14 7 6 34
SF 3 3 17 8 31
Date February 3, 2013
Stadium Mercedes-Benz Superdome
City New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP Joe Flacco
Favorite 49ers by 4½
National anthem Alicia Keys
Coin toss Jerome Boger
Referee Jerome Boger
Halftime show Beyoncé
Attendance 71,024
TV in the United States
Network CBS
Announcers Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Steve Tasker, and Solomon Wilcots
Nielsen Ratings 48.1
Market share 71
Cost of 30-second commercial $4 million
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Super Bowl XLVII is an American football game which pitted the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Baltimore Ravens against the National Football Conference (NFC) champion San Francisco 49ers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2012 season. Played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 3, 2013.[1][2], the Ravens prevailed in an exciting, topsy-turvey, high scoring contest 34-31.

The Harbaugh Bowl billingEdit

Nicknamed the Harbaugh Bowl,[3][4] HarBowl,[5] SuperBaugh,[6] and the Brother Bowl,[7] the game was the first Super Bowl featuring opposing head coaching brothers, Baltimore's John Harbaugh and San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh, whose clubs previously met in a 2011 Thanksgiving Classic, in which John's Ravens won, 16–6.[8] The Ravens, after finishing the 2012 regular season with a 10–6 record, are making their second Super Bowl, having previously won Super Bowl XXXV. Ray Lewis, the MVP from that game, returns for this game, which will be his last before his retirement from professional football.[9] The 49ers entered the game seeking their sixth Super Bowl win in team history (and first since Super Bowl XXIX), which would tie the Pittsburgh Steelers with the most Super Bowl wins, after going 5–0 in their previous appearances. San Francisco finished the regular season at 11–4–1. The 49ers are the first team in 25 years to appear in the Super Bowl after having tied a regular season game, following the 1987 Denver Broncos.

It was the tenth time that the city has hosted the ultimate football game, by far the most by an individual city and once again tying with the Miami area for the most Super Bowls hosted by a metropolitan area (they have been tied in the past).[10][11] New Orleans beat out Glendale, Arizona and Miami (South Florida) for the right to host the game at the NFL's Spring Ownership Meetings in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on May 19, 2009, and will mark the first Super Bowl game played in New Orleans since Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002, which saw the New England Patriots win on a game-ending field goal over the St. Louis Rams. CBS will broadcast the game.[12] It will be simulcast in Canada by CTV.

By being played indoors at the Superdome, it was the first time three straight Super Bowls are played in indoor stadiums, following Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium and Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium. However, Cowboys Stadium and Lucas Oil Stadium each have a retractable roof, meaning the field can be exposed to the elements at those locations.

CBS Second-Screen Live StreamEdit

CBS Sports  offered an unprecedented live stream of Super Bowl coverage on their website. The stream featured special access to commercials, the halftime show, and four separate camera angles to watch all of the football action. [1]

Power outage in 3rd Quarter Edit

Power Failure in the Superdome during Super Bowl 2013

Emergency lights provided some illumination during the power outage.

Play was interrupted for 34 minutes because of a 22-minute partial power outage. Emergency generator provided backup lighting. The New Orleans Fire Department rescued people from elevator seven, but other elevators were brought to the ground uneventfully. Attendees used double the usual amount of data for their cell phones. AT&T reported 78GB downloaded from 8 to 9 PM, about double from the peak the year before. NFL chief security officer Jeffrey Miller attributed fans' calmness to their preoccupation with their electronics.[13][14][15]

SMG, the Superdome's management company, recently upgraded electrical systems at the facility. In an October 15, 2012 memo, Louisiana officials expressed concern that the equipment bringing electricity in to the stadium from utility company Entergy had a "chance of failure". Authorities subsequently spent nearly $1 million on upgrades to the stadium, more than half of that paid to Allstar Electric to upgrade electrical feeder cables.[16]

Entergy and SMG both said the problem was in interconnection equipment, and SMG has hired a third party to investigate. Investigations honed in on a newly-installed switchgear. Entergy installed a pair of relays made by Rogers Park's S&C Electric Company of Rogers Park, Chicago to ensure continued power supply in case one supply line failed. One of those relays tripped. Subsequent tests showed one of the relays functioned properly and the other did not. S&C Electric Co. claims the relay's trip setting was too low, but Entergy claims that the two were set identically.[17][18][19] At the time of the outage, the season's AFC Champions, The Baltimore Ravens, were ahead big 28-6, The NFC's Super Bowl representative the San Francisco 49ers, led by QB Colin Kaepernick, would stage a valiant comeback attempt, with the offense, which had moved the football, but struggled to score in the red zone before the outage, going a 17-point scoring surge which brought them within striking distance at 28-23 by the end of the quarter.

Electricity usage during the game was on par with a regular Saints game. The halftime show was powered by a generator that did not impact the stadium's power.[16]

Scoring summaryEdit

First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter


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