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Joe Flacco is the MVP of Super Bowl XLVII

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Flacco passes under pressure from San Francisco 49ers Bowman in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans Reuters

At the end of an exciting, unpredictable Super Bowl XLVII, the Baltimore Ravens are champions of the football world, and Joe Flacco is the game’s Most Valuable Player.

Flacco completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions, and completed an amazing postseason in which he had 11 touchdown passes without ever throwing a pick. The only quarterback ever to match those postseason numbers was Joe Montana, with the 49ers in 1989.

On Sunday, Flacco led the way as the Ravens jumped out to a 28-6 lead in a game it looked like they’d win easily. But the 49ers controlled the second half and nearly finished a furious rally before Colin Kaepernick’s last-gasp fourth-down pass into the end zone fell incomplete. The Ravens, who ran out the clock with the help of an intentional safety with four seconds remaining, won 34-31.

Kaepernick was sensational, throwing for 302 yards and a touchdown while running for 62 yards and another score. But Flacco completed an incredible postseason by throwing three touchdowns and no interceptions to win the Super Bowl. If there was any doubt before, there’s no doubt after these playoffs: Flacco is elite. And with his contract expiring after this season, he’s about to make himself a lot of money when he signs a new deal with the Ravens.

Also outstanding for Baltimore was wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who had 104 receiving yards and a touchdown. And Jacoby Jones had two of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history: In the second quarter he fell to the ground as he caught a long pass from Flacco, got up untouched, and raced into the end zone for a 52-yard touchdown. And to start the second half he returned a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown, the longest play in Super Bowl history.

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis didn’t have a particularly impressive game (the 49ers had a lot of success going after Lewis in the middle of the field), but the 37-year-old Lewis is the greatest defensive player of his generation, and he’ll always be remembered for going out a champion.

Beyond what happened on the field, the game will be remembered for one of the most bizarre scenes in football history: The 33-minute power outage at the Superdome that halted the game and left both teams standing on their sidelines unsure what to do. It’s impossible to say for sure that the power outage helped the 49ers, but the Ravens were certainly flat for most of the game after that long delay.

Much of the talk about this Super Bowl will center on that strange situation. But more than just the night the lights went out in New Orleans, this was the night when a lights-out game from Joe Flacco won the Super Bowl.

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146 Responses to “Joe Flacco is the MVP of Super Bowl XLVII”
  1. billsncowboys says: Feb 3, 2013 10:51 PM

    Great Game by Joe! He deserved it… and he deserves the contract that he’ll get!

  2. jakec4 says: Feb 3, 2013 10:52 PM

    And you never picked them once.

  3. reasonablemindsays says: Feb 3, 2013 10:53 PM

    Whatever. He’s still average as far as I’m concerned. Win another Lombardi and maybe I’ll consider him top 10.

  4. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 3, 2013 10:53 PM

    Niners got robbed.
    On the bright side, adios murderer.

  5. liddogg33 says: Feb 3, 2013 10:53 PM

    Haha niners!!! Just squandered the only chance u had. It’s seattle a time now

  6. swagger52 says: Feb 3, 2013 10:53 PM

    Ravens win again despite the refs.

  7. billfbrennan says: Feb 3, 2013 10:53 PM

    never thought id hear, or read those words spoken, or written in one sentence, in that order.

  8. fuaholes says: Feb 3, 2013 10:53 PM

    Has free agency started yet?

  9. norcalmafia says: Feb 3, 2013 10:53 PM

    That game was rigged..Congradulations Vegas….

  10. RoofDude says: Feb 3, 2013 10:53 PM

    Nobody is happier than Joe Flacco’s agent.

    Congrats Ravens.

  11. charger383 says: Feb 3, 2013 10:53 PM

    this game will be remembered for tho power failure more than play on the field

  12. fuaholes says: Feb 3, 2013 10:53 PM

    Ray Lewis is a fraud. See ya.

  13. bayballtim says: Feb 3, 2013 10:54 PM

    You spelled Jerome Boger wrong.

  14. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Feb 3, 2013 10:54 PM

    Boldin made the plays

  15. gallaghedj311 says: Feb 3, 2013 10:55 PM

    Yeah Joe! Put Camden County on the map!

  16. nomoreseasontix says: Feb 3, 2013 10:56 PM

    Decant game… Lame Super Bowl.
    Bad halftime show, Bad commercials, Inept venue…

  17. basruttensrighthand says: Feb 3, 2013 10:56 PM

    mitch ross says he gave Joe deer juice out of his IROC

  18. aspirean says: Feb 3, 2013 10:56 PM

    Lol. This is less than I expected from the Ray Lewis and Ravens haters. MORE. I live for your hatred. As I did during the 2000 super bowl run!

    Makes the Superbowl win 2x as juicy feeling your frustration.

  19. jr507 says: Feb 3, 2013 10:56 PM

    note to self – 1) stab two people this week, 2) eliminate evidence and payoff witnesses, 3) “find” religion, 4) watch career take off.

    Only in America….

  20. seacab1972 says: Feb 3, 2013 10:57 PM

    Maybe Kaepernick can patent losing as I see SF not getting to the big show again for a long time. Enjoy the offseason Coach Whiner/Tantrum. I know holding holding. Whaaaaahhhh.

    Nice job Joe!!! You deserve the money next year. Seahawks see if you can get Boldin as he can just flat out make some big plays.

  21. johninthewest says: Feb 3, 2013 10:58 PM

    A gift for you Joe,

    Sincerely,
    Denver

  22. sportsfan1949 says: Feb 3, 2013 10:58 PM

    I thought the replacement officials had been replaced with the “real” officials. My mistake. I didn’t care who won, but I don’t want to ever see another flag for defensive holding beyond 5 yards if it isn’t going to be called in the Superbowl.

  23. justautumnwindbaby says: Feb 3, 2013 10:58 PM

    To all of you ray lewis haters-MUNCH IT!!!!!
    Ha! I love it! What?
    Know who ya gonna hate on? Losers…..

  24. johntonioholmes says: Feb 3, 2013 10:58 PM

    Boldin and Jones made the plays, but who else can you give it to?

  25. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 3, 2013 10:58 PM

    “Hey, have another Bowl, and forget about the dime..
    ..keep it as a souvenir from Big Joe,…..you Phantom 49er”.

  26. eventhorizon04 says: Feb 3, 2013 10:59 PM

    “Niners got robbed.”

    Niners fans after the no-calls at the end of the NFC Championship game that hurt the Falcons –

    “Referees don’t call late-game penalties – you can’t expect the referees to bail out your team.”

    Niners fans after a debatable no-call at the end of the Super Bowl hurt the 49′ers –

    “We got robbed – wahhh, wahhh, wahhh.”

  27. q1ller says: Feb 3, 2013 10:59 PM

    Both quarterbacks played lights out… if you know what I mean.

  28. melikefootball says: Feb 3, 2013 11:00 PM

    Congrats Joe, you deserved this one. Ray Lewis showed he was along for the ride and you put them in the big game. Ray should kiss Joe’s feet.

  29. jakec4 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:00 PM

    First the Orioles win over 90 games and make the playoffs, now this. Awesome year for Baltimore.

  30. taintedsaints2009 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:01 PM

    Bryant McKinnie has a reason to party. Alert the pentagon and go to defcon 2. Have Delta on standby, and make sure Biden and Obama are in different locations. Gas masks on, people!

  31. blacknole08 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:01 PM

    Congrats to Flacco and the Ravens.

    Oh, and the power outage definitely helped the 49ers come back. Otherwise this was a blowout for sure.

  32. norcalmafia says: Feb 3, 2013 11:02 PM

    Worst officiating Ive ever seen…I knowvSeattle fans..waitbtill next year right?..Maybe youbguys should actually win something before you run your mouths..Your lame city and football team will always be in our shadow…

  33. tuberippin says: Feb 3, 2013 11:02 PM

    Flacco has a serious pay day coming to him. I don’t see how the Ravens will be able to get around paying him under $20 million for at least next season.

  34. heyzeus143 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:03 PM

    Slacco breaks the bank, took ya long enough

  35. chalkruz1989 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:03 PM

    As the saying goes, “it’s not how you start but how you finish.”

    However, when you dig yourself such a steep hole, it doesn’t matter how you finish.

    The Ravens hit when they needed too, and as great as Joe Flacco’s numbers were, he didn’t play as strong in the second half. But, he did pick them apart in the first half.

    49ers need to look at themselves and wonder why they continue to get such late starts. The Ravens really out-coached the 49ers as well.

  36. rayray5227 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:04 PM

    All these damn haters including the PFT guys. Ray is a football legend and will always be remembered as a great FOOTBALL PLAYER!

  37. wwttww says: Feb 3, 2013 11:04 PM

    Joe Cool.

  38. deathonwings410 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:05 PM

    Flacco is elite. No doubt about it now.

  39. dangernearing says: Feb 3, 2013 11:05 PM

    MVP of the Deer-antler-Bowl. Nice feat.

  40. gcounterman says: Feb 3, 2013 11:05 PM

    Joe Flacco thinks being the Super Bowl MVP is “retarded”.

  41. axespray says: Feb 3, 2013 11:06 PM

    49er (along with other fans) told us to quit whining after the Fail Mary …

    yet here you all are, whining …. if the lights didn’t go out – Ravens with the momentum would’ve burned you by much much more.

    quit whining!
    (ps: congrats to ravens fans and their players, good luck attempting to sleep after the big win.)

  42. thatswhatimsayin says: Feb 3, 2013 11:06 PM

    Maybe McKinnie can sell his SB ring to pay his massive debt.

  43. swagger52 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:06 PM

    Flacco can only win because the Ravens have a great defense. Keep saying that…if you say it enough you can convince yourself.

  44. liddogg33 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:07 PM

    42-13. And we seattle wouldn’t need a power outage to keep themselves from being blown out AGAIN!!!

  45. steelerflash11 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:09 PM

    Flacco still sux and ray Lewis is still a murderer

  46. kev86 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:09 PM

    Niners defense is no classic. They stunk.

  47. packmanfan says: Feb 3, 2013 11:09 PM

    Good!
    Shows two things among many.
    1) A running QB is going to lose.
    2) Flacco is better than Kaperchoke.

  48. 4d9erdynasty says: Feb 3, 2013 11:09 PM

    Obvious holding no call.

  49. mjkelly77 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:10 PM

    After the game John whispered to brother jim “Mom always liked me better”.

  50. pnoy88 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:10 PM

    Ray Lewis celebrating in nawlins, hope no one gets hurt!!

  51. crawdaddy1212 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:10 PM

    So boldin makes freak catch after freak catch and Jones scores two TDs on his own but neither get the MVP?

    Flacco won the award by default. His jump balls and check downs didn’t really strike me as impressive.

  52. jonbeck316 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:10 PM

    Eli says he’s elite. Everybody laughs and then he wins the Super Bowl. Joe Flacco says he’s elite. Everybody laughs and then he wins the Super Bowl.
    Guys you are not going to believe this but I am elite!

  53. packmanfan says: Feb 3, 2013 11:11 PM

    I bet there are tons of 9ers fans moaning about the lack of calls and those same fans told us Packers fans to shut up after the Fail Mary in Seattle.
    Now you know how we feel.
    Next time, shut up.

  54. yelix says: Feb 3, 2013 11:11 PM

    Joe Flacco has more MVP awards than Ben Roethlisberger. Ha.

  55. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 3, 2013 11:11 PM

    Well, if Mother Harbaugh didn’t like John best, she definitely should have.

  56. randygnyc says: Feb 3, 2013 11:11 PM

    I wonder who the 2 dudes are that Ray Lewis will kill tonight? If any of you are in New Orleans, go back to your hotel. Not worth getting shanked for.

  57. jmblosser82 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:11 PM

    Jacoby jones had a better game then Flacco. Flacco got his stats from his players making the majority if the plays, he gets credit for his scramble and being the master of launch the ball and hope his team gets it but boldin, jones, and pitta made him look like a top 5 QB where he makes himself look like a 15-20 QB.

  58. tokyosandblaster says: Feb 3, 2013 11:12 PM

    Half of Putzburgh just committed suicide, and half of San Fran will be dead with stab wounds by morning.

  59. norcalmafia says: Feb 3, 2013 11:12 PM

    Congrats to Baltimore..the Niners put themselves in a big hole but something seemed very fishy with the officiating..First they got boxing now the NFL..Wake up people the NFL is rigged..

  60. nofunleague says: Feb 3, 2013 11:13 PM

    Kaepernick will have a great future, Beyonce was terrible. Put some clothes on in front of a crowd full of kids, And the Ravens Kicked Butt. Fell asleep for a while but they never quit.

  61. Deb says: Feb 3, 2013 11:15 PM

    Nice to see the right guy get the MVP! And it’s entertaining to read the posts. Now that sore winners and losers have blogs to give them voice, apparently we’ll find that every Super Bowl from now on was rigged and all teams have won because of or in spite of the incompetent, biased, or paid-off refs. Glad that’s been straightened out …

  62. tannethrill says: Feb 3, 2013 11:15 PM

    Should have went to Jacoby Jones for the kick return TD. Add the acrobat TD with the know how to get up and go in and he’s definitely the MVP.

  63. ulfarthelunatic says: Feb 3, 2013 11:16 PM

    Because even the NFL doesn’t have big enuff b*lls to give the MVP to a double murderer?

    Flame away Ravens fans, but you know the eternal symbol of your franchise, is, and will always, be….

    a murderer and a backstabbing rat.

  64. jh500 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:16 PM

    the fix was in

  65. manilovethepftcensors says: Feb 3, 2013 11:16 PM

    norcalmafia-what sort of criminal activities does your mafia participate in? Loansharking? Prostitution? Drug dealing? Or do you just watch football and talk like tough guys on the internet?

  66. johntonioholmes says: Feb 3, 2013 11:16 PM

    justautumnwindbaby

    Dude, Lewis looked like garbage the whole game.

    The defensive MVP of that game was Jimmy Smith for apparently being invisible.

  67. jmp527 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:17 PM

    Steelers fan here. Flacco delivered, pay him his 20 million and put together a good team. We know how hard that can be

  68. daknight93 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:18 PM

    despite the 30 min hiccup with lights being out, this was a very good Super Bowl…congrats to ravens, their fans and Flacco named MVP

  69. iamthefootballjerk says: Feb 3, 2013 11:20 PM

    Your words cannot take away this ring. Joe deserves his one no matter what you believe.

  70. nickp91 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:21 PM

    The Baltimore Ravens are the Superbowl Champions

  71. ajw21 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:21 PM

    I could care less who won but glad the Ravens won after the lights went out so we dont have to hear fans tell us they were cheated. It happened to both teams and you play through adversity. I don’t think Flacco is a top 5 reg qb but he was clutch in the playoffs this year and he got the job done and will get paid like an elite qb. Congrats Ravens! fyi: Glad I play golf cus just can’t care that much about baseball. Hope August comes fast!

  72. mlbbal52 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:21 PM

    Soak it in haters!!! Your hate all year was awesome and you just look foolish now!!! I especially like the people calling the play a defense hold when crabtree was doing just as much on that play…Refs are not gonna call that sorry…Ravens Champs!!!

  73. hurrayforyogapants says: Feb 3, 2013 11:21 PM

    Now is it okay to tell where the white suit is?

  74. gdeli says: Feb 3, 2013 11:21 PM

    colin you were 10 yards from the endzone on 2nd down. Run for 5 and get a td on 3rd or 4th down. It was that simple. dam dam dam.

  75. daknight93 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:22 PM

    another scandal in new orleans outage-gate, let the finger pointing begin as to who is at fault.

  76. jerryyouradisgrace says: Feb 3, 2013 11:22 PM

    Why didn’t Kap run the ball 4 times in a row when they had it 1st and goal????

    Don’t tell me he wouldn’t have scored on one of those runs

  77. baytownbombers says: Feb 3, 2013 11:22 PM

    I think my niners had the butterflies in the first half, but they had the character to come back. We gave up too many big plays on third downs and commited too many turnovers to overcome poor officiating in the end. We’ll be back. To all the Seahwk fans trolling the message boards. Seattle Seahawk tears taste delicious.

  78. wwwmattcom says: Feb 3, 2013 11:22 PM

    Glad the ravens won. The power outage seemed to turn the game from its course. Ravens owned the niners. It would have been a shame to have a conspiracy

  79. mcarey032 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:23 PM

    Best ending to the game would have been if Boger would have been knocked out of the game when one of the players was trying to make a play. Then all of the sudden when the refree was down, Ed hocculi comes running out of the tunnel to finish the game.
    Then the commissioner would come out and distract the referee and Matt Ryan would have hit Flacco from behind with a chair to cost the ravens the Super Bowl. At least it would have been a bit more dramatic.

  80. shlort says: Feb 3, 2013 11:23 PM

    I wonder if Jim Harbaughs head has exploded yet? He shouldd go to sensitivity training with Culliver. Wait, he is already way too sensitive. LOL What a whiner.

  81. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 3, 2013 11:30 PM

    I figure the Ravens Super Bowl hangover will last a decade…

  82. rocketcrab says: Feb 3, 2013 11:31 PM

    Ravens fan here. I love the hater comments. The best was it took Flacco “long enough”. So lame. Congrats to SF though – that team will be around a long, long time. Their coach – not so much. Jim Harbaugh is a sure-fire candidate for flame-out in about 2 years.

  83. circuscivics says: Feb 3, 2013 11:32 PM

    Don’t think kaepernick was “sensational”. That was a horrible pick he threw and I think he made a couple panick throws. Congrats to ravens. Glad that fraud Lewis is retiring tho

  84. seattlemike25 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:34 PM

    Odd that Shannon Sharpe and the folks at Pro Football Talk didn’t comment on Harbaugh blowing off a postgame chat with Steve Tasker??? I thought that’s against the law or something? Only for certain coaches I guess?

  85. smithopher says: Feb 3, 2013 11:34 PM

    Ozzie can say what he wants but adding Super Bowl MVP to ones resume drives up the value of the player. Good for him, he’s shown he’s one of the best by beating the best. Beat Peyton Manning and Tom Brady on the road in the playoffs and won the Super Bowl by beating a defense that has the best linebacking corps and safety tandem in the nfl, along with one of the best defensive linemen in the NFL. I expect him to get a monster contract tying him up for maybe even another 8-10 years. Imagine seeing a $160mil contract laid out for this guy? Seeing how he’s still young and has proven himself at the exact right moment, he may get something like that.

  86. elitocruz says: Feb 3, 2013 11:35 PM

    congrats to joe flacco and the ravens, what a postseason for him, welcome to the super bowl MVP brotherhood!!

    all you whiner fans screaming about the holding in the endzone, ask how matty ice felt on the non holding on bowman in the NFC ship game. god i can’t stand jim harbaugh whining on the sidelines after every call

  87. lgwelsh1 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:36 PM

    Ravens won with experience. The 49′ers have youth on their side and with the loss here gained a lot of experience.

    49′ers will be in the hunt for years to come.

  88. maxl49 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:37 PM

    Jerome Boger and his crew should have been mvp

  89. luthierjr says: Feb 3, 2013 11:37 PM

    Now the Ravens will have to overpay Flacco and gut key members of their team, and he isn’t even worth it.

    Big decline next year for the Ravens. Mark it down.

  90. karlpk says: Feb 3, 2013 11:37 PM

    The refs should get the MVP – and I say that with no horse in the race. The non-calls leave a bad taste in my mouth and make me feel like I just spent 4 1/2 hours watching pro-wrestling.

  91. riverhorsey says: Feb 3, 2013 11:38 PM

    Jim Nance and Bill Chower really need to be reprimanded for the way they dressed. That was really lousy.

  92. luthierjr says: Feb 3, 2013 11:39 PM

    It’s so dumb when people say Flacco beat Manning and Brady. They are never even on the field against each other. Last time I checked it’s a team sport.

  93. finsphan says: Feb 3, 2013 11:39 PM

    niner fans are the biggest most annoying loudmouth unknowable people before the game and the biggest cry babies after, there we so many penalties not called for bal like smith getting Pass interference on a td ball, quit your whining

  94. ron69 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:41 PM

    Free Agency should start tomorrow, why wait?

  95. r502 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:42 PM

    Boldin is the game’s MVP. Crucial catches in crucial moments. After the power returned, Flacco was a bit flat. Boldin bailed Flacco and his team out when they absolutely had to have a drive extended to hold off the charging Niners. Great game, great drive changing catches in tight spots by Boldin made the difference in my eyes.

  96. bleedsoe9mm says: Feb 3, 2013 11:43 PM

    as a patriots fan the only good things to come out of this game , ray lewis retiring and the ravens are going to have to pay flacco a boat load more money . less cap space balt will have for reed !

  97. pellypell says: Feb 3, 2013 11:45 PM

    Nice to see the 40Winers fans out in full force. It was an entertaining game, Congrats to BMore.

  98. coltzfan166 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:45 PM

    Can’t believe Ed Reed almost didn’t play this year.

  99. 49ersandshivabowl says: Feb 3, 2013 11:46 PM

    good game Ravens. You deserve it. :)

  100. bobzilla1001 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:46 PM

    All the deservedly-so delirious Ravens fans calling for Flacco to break the bank, be careful what you wish for.
    Giving the vast majority of the money to one guy is never a good idea. That causes nothing but hard feelings and salary-cap issues down the road. Trust me.
    Some players will be forced to restructure their contracts, while other, still productive players will be released…
    The system stinks.

  101. aaronitout says: Feb 3, 2013 11:47 PM

    If McKinnie has enough $$ to pay his bar tab tonight he will single-handedly lift America completely out of the recession.

  102. nashz84 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:47 PM

    all joe has to do is say show me the $$$ money , hack of a playoff run ,

  103. ppdoc13 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:47 PM

    this niner team will be good for a long time. big ravens fan and happy that we won, but it was like the entire year – a struggle.

    we are in cap hell so we are likely out of it for a couple of years but that is ok. One of the youngest franchises in league history now has 2 SB’s in 16 years. Hats off to Ozzie for that one.

    For all the Joe haters, well, guess what. He did just what you asked. He beat the best QB’s on the road. Played a beautiful SB completing 2/3′s of his passes with 3 TD’s and no INT’s. Can’t get much better than that. But then again, he really isn’t elite is he? Tell you what, I’d rather have him than most of the QB’s in the league. And if he hit the open market, he would be possibly looking at 20 million for 8 years.

  104. mrlynch33 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:49 PM

    Good game Baltimore. As a Niners fan I say. Worst set of plays to run on the goal line ever.

  105. jrdnrnsm says: Feb 3, 2013 11:49 PM

    Come on. Before, everyone was saying “he has to win a Super Bowl before I consider him elite.” Now he has and it’s turned to “he has to win another one before I consider him elite.”

    He’s elite considering what he’s done the past 5 years. And they should’ve been in the Super Bowl last year if Lee Evans knew how to catch a football.

  106. hawkfanwtf says: Feb 3, 2013 11:50 PM

    So glad the 49whiners lost this game… Their coach is the Biggest CRYBABY in the game, crying over every close call, how many times did they cut to him on the sidelines loosing it over a call. Well you CRYBABY your team lost…

  107. steviaquinn says: Feb 3, 2013 11:52 PM

    Why didnt they call the chop block on Ngata that scored the niners a TD? Last I checked thats a 15 yard penalty and a possible ejection?

  108. dmretrogames says: Feb 3, 2013 11:55 PM

    Congrats to the Ravens from a Steelers fan. Well-earned victory.

  109. steelcurtainn says: Feb 3, 2013 11:55 PM

    Fluke win for Baltimore. The refs stole this game away from San Fran. There were obvious penalties that should have been called and were not…… especially that last call, the refs must have been looking the other way….. Sorry,I call it like I see it. They won but they didn’t deserve too. They need to enjoy this because they will struggle next year for sure.

  110. jetandyankinfl says: Feb 3, 2013 11:57 PM

    Flacco wins big games. He is above average as a regular season QB, but really clutch in big games! He will get about 18m per year for 5 YRS. He hedged he won, and really who is elite?

  111. leagueobservr says: Feb 3, 2013 11:58 PM

    After watching how animated Jimmy Harbaugh was on the sideline, I’m starting to think maybe Jim Schwartz was right…

  112. lennydpocketqb says: Feb 4, 2013 12:01 AM

    P-A-I-D! Joe Flacco won the lottery tonight!

  113. bluereign says: Feb 4, 2013 12:02 AM

    Everyone complaining about the holding: the WR was pushing off of the DBs head simultaneously. It could’ve went either way and therefore it was a good no-call.

  114. amoses74 says: Feb 4, 2013 12:05 AM

    Jacoby Jones should have been the MVP. Sorry Joe.

  115. thebrownswillalwaysloose says: Feb 4, 2013 12:07 AM

    Flacco’s a CHAMP! Props Niners, a damn good team. Ravens fans around the world rejoice! Ravens!

  116. beerbudsnbevo says: Feb 4, 2013 12:08 AM

    Where’s all the sour grapes Patriots fans that were hating on Flacco….

    Even Broncos fans had respect….

  117. godzilla111111 says: Feb 4, 2013 12:09 AM

    PI on Torrey Smith wasn’t called.

    Cost the Ravens 7.

  118. liddogg33 says: Feb 4, 2013 12:10 AM

    Truth is the niners got lucky when Matt Ryan completed those two fourth quarter passes to set up the game winning field goal against seattle. The last time these same forty niners faced seattle Russell and the boys put up FORTY TWO on their vaunted defense. Seattle never lost by more then 7 all season. You forget who owned this division throughout the 2000′s. you fan base is loud obnoxious violent rude and quite honestly barbaric and ghetto!! Between kapernick’s sagging pants and his kissing of the tattoos ill take the humble star that Wilson is with his unmatched work ethic and effortless great attitude!!! You never stood a chance after pick 75 in last years draft. The Seahawks will once again rule the west and there really isn’t a dang thing your hatred can do to stop it. And seattles fans can be the best in sports and welcome an opponents fans without them fearing for their lives as if they were in PRISON!!! See u all next season!!! I can’t wait!!!

  119. ravensfan19 says: Feb 4, 2013 12:12 AM

    Tom Brady is a Poor Man’s Joe Flacco

  120. Spencer says: Feb 4, 2013 12:21 AM

    Somewhere out there tonight, Mark Sanchez is hoping that very soon, someone will ask him if he’s elite.

  121. kvon3d says: Feb 4, 2013 12:25 AM

    Obama and all the blame America first crowd clearly had the game fixed…

  122. anon5121 says: Feb 4, 2013 12:25 AM

    Happy for Joe Flacco, but he didn’t have to be elite at the end. If Kaepernick got that go ahead score, Flacco would have had to win it with less than a minute or so on the clock. He was terrific in the first half, but when the Niners were making their move, the Ravens and Flacco looked a bit shaky. All of this elite nonsense is splitting hairs anyway. Congrats to the Ravens.

  123. baymac408 says: Feb 4, 2013 12:29 AM

    Seahawks fans love to run their moths but forgot WE RUN THE WEST.. U guys are pathetic I really would take all of you one on one.. Bad calls.. Gray game.. I LOVE MY NINERS

  124. packmanfan says: Feb 4, 2013 12:29 AM

    Wrong guy is getting the MVP.
    Should be Randy Moss since he is the all time best NFL receiver. According to him.

  125. defscottyb says: Feb 4, 2013 12:30 AM

    49ers blew it, horrible set of goal-line play calling at the end. Run Kap in the read-option there and SF wins. Epic Fail by the hc. Not one pistol formation there

  126. vikesfansteve says: Feb 4, 2013 12:42 AM

    One day in the future it will come on that there was widespread corruption among NFL officials for years, just like the NBA; and nobody can be surprised.

  127. scoobies05 says: Feb 4, 2013 12:43 AM

    to the 49ers and their fans i say congrats on a great season. to all the negative posters on here i say its really sad you feel the need to spew your hatred. how hard is it to just say congrats. to all the non ravens fans that have put in their congrats i say thanks. and to ravens nation….congrats…our boys did it….best in the world!!

  128. romosrevenge says: Feb 4, 2013 12:50 AM

    Niners still stuck at 5 SB’s. Hey, that’s the same as Dallas. BTW, SF you went a long way to end up just another loser. And Seattle will own your ass for the next 5 years. Have a nice flight but don’t sit next to crybaby Jim.

  129. orivar says: Feb 4, 2013 12:56 AM

    I think Jacoby Jones could of received MVP too, he surely would of deserved it.

  130. Cereal says: Feb 4, 2013 1:38 AM

    Wow, amazing year Ravens. If Lee Evans could catch we could be talking repeat right now ??

  131. critter69 says: Feb 4, 2013 1:53 AM

    norcalmafia:

    I’ve heard for a long, long time (well before the FIRST NHL expansion):

    “I went to a fight last night, and a hockey game broke out.”

    “First they got boxing now the NFL. . . .”

    The NFL is starting to catch up with the NHL in that aspect of the game?

  132. derrickbrooks4president says: Feb 4, 2013 2:13 AM

    Congrats Baltimore on winning the two worst Super Bowls with the 2 worst Super Bowl QBs. Trent Dildo and Joe Freaking Flacco. Please feel free to over pay for him. He threw a bunch of jump balls that Boldin took care of. But a win is a win so at least you have that going for you.

  133. sportsnut101 says: Feb 4, 2013 3:45 AM

    Joe played lights out in first half. Colin had great 2nd half bad play calls from 49ers at end. Can’t have 5 yds to go n 3 downs to get in n not run it since u got a running qb n afore. N ravens were tired upfront

  134. wwbbsay says: Feb 4, 2013 3:46 AM

    Congrats Ravens, hats off to Flacco, even Ray Lewis, made me believe leadership is a priority over talent. Flacco should soak it up he was special

  135. pabrownsfan says: Feb 4, 2013 4:47 AM

    everyone should stop whining. it was a great game. hats off the ravens from a browns fan

  136. northsidesteel says: Feb 4, 2013 5:25 AM

    Good for Joe and the Ravens fans. You have to hand it to John Harbaugh for having the courage of his convictions to make the OC change with what, five games to go? While the defense improved some with the return of all the starters, the marked improvement of the offense is what made them the best team in the NFL at crunch time. Not to take anything away from Joe Flacco, he still had to make the plays, but the new strategy and play calling made the best use of his and his teammates talents.

  137. kcflake says: Feb 4, 2013 5:41 AM

    Jacoby Jones shouldd’ve got the MVP. He was the biggest playmaker on either team last night.

  138. bryangy says: Feb 4, 2013 6:19 AM

    Flacco was nails at least until the power failure.
    Jones made 2 huge plays, guys have done less & win the MVP.
    Certainly no more B’more fan but happy for Ed Reed who’s been a fantastic FS since day 1. Seems like a great guy who can be funny & emotional at the right times and is not a narcissistic preacher like the Rev Lewis.
    Great finish but mistake laden game marred by the power outage. 2 very different halfs.
    Balt like most of the recent winners went on a great run taking out 2 (maybe eventually 3 or even 4) HOF QBs.

  139. pattunya says: Feb 4, 2013 6:28 AM

    Congrats to all you Ravens fans. Nicely done. This is from a Patriots fan.

  140. dcowboy4life says: Feb 4, 2013 7:48 AM

    I thought Jacoby Jones should have received MVP also. Guy broke a SB record with a 109 yd runback touchdown! Hellooooo!

  141. tdk24 says: Feb 4, 2013 8:19 AM

    I’m going to dvr espn first take today so i can hear what Skip Bayless has to say out Flacco now.

  142. nite2al says: Feb 4, 2013 10:09 AM

    You guys are ridiculous picking guys making 2 or 3 good plays as MVP. Flacco made play after play with 3 tds at the the most important positon on the field. And who threw the ball to these guys? hello?

  143. tdk24 says: Feb 4, 2013 10:51 AM

    They should now fire their new OC because of that piss poor play calling in the 2nd half. That was pathetic.

  144. liddogg33 says: Feb 4, 2013 11:19 AM

    Congrats to the ravens!!! Classier coach classier franchise classier fan base. Well deserved win!! Glad despite all the hatred ray ended on a win!! Ohh and to the niner fan on here wanting to take all the opposing fans on this site on ” 1 on 1″ your a joke. Your city is full of ghetto wannabe bullies. You and your cry baby coach lost. Take a clue from John harbaugh and learn some respect!! Your team cheated and still lost. Now go congratulate the champion ravens LOSERS!!!

  145. malvaren18 says: Feb 4, 2013 12:36 PM

    Flacco should be thankful that he has Bouldin as a receiver, it was all do to his amazing skills that Flacco won that MVP of the playoffs.

  146. flyinhyphy says: Feb 6, 2013 12:05 PM

    jacoby jones was robbed of the mvp. if it wasnt for him, especially on the KO td return, the parade wouldve been in sf yesterday.

    flacco was good, but did not win the game as single-handedly as jones did.

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