2013 Super Bowl results: Despite comeback, lights go out on 49ers as Ravens win Lombardi Trophy

San Francisco almost comes back from 22 points down, but in the end they fall just short.

The San Francisco 49ers lost the Super Bowl for the first time in their franchise's storied history. The Baltimore Ravens jumped on the Niners early, taking a 28-6 lead just after halftime, but the Niners battled back to within five points and then first and goal with two minutes left in the game. The could not get the winning touchdown and the Ravens became the world champions, winning Super Bowl XLVII 34-31.

Quarterback Joe Flacco was named the game's MVP. Receiver Jacoby Jones scored two touchdowns, one on a 56-yard pass play from Flacco, and the other was a 108-yard kickoff return that started the second half.

Despite a more than 30 minute delay in the game when half the lights went out in the stadium and a furious rally by the Niners, Baltimore held San Fran off and gave linebacker Ray Lewis a win to end his storied career.

See the video above for the video recap.

Here is a national recap, along with the perspective of our Niners community Niners Nation and our Ravens community Baltimore Beatdown.

National:

Ravens vs 49ers Super Bowl: Joe Flacco's 3 touchdowns propel Baltimore to Super Bowl win in Ray Lewis's last game - SBNation.com
The Ravens have gone all the way. Brad Wells provides a recap of a thrilling Super Bowl.

The winners:

Super Bowl 2013 score: MVP Joe Flacco and Ravens win a stunner, beat 49ers, 34-31 - Baltimore Beat Down
The Baltimore Ravens are your 2013 Super Bowl champions. John Harbaugh defeated his brother Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers, 34-29, in Super Bowl 47. The celebration is on at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The losers:

Super Bowl final score: 49ers lose to Ravens in mistake-fueled performance - Niners Nation
We take a quick look back at the 49ers heart-breaking loss in Super Bowl XLVII

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