With all the advances made by NFL offenses in recent years, there had been only one title game in league history in which both teams scored 30 or more points. Before tonight.
The first came in Super Bowl XIII, when the Steelers beat the Cowboys, 35-31.
Tonight, a late safety intentionally taken by the Ravens nudged the 49ers from 29 to 31, making the final score 34-31.
It underscores how important Super Bowl XIII was to the NFL of the late ’70s, coming at a time when Super Bowls were low scoring and/or blowouts. Now, exciting games have become the norm, and one of the most thrilling of all time was played in New Orleans on Sunday night.