Super Bowl XLVII should have been all about Ray Lewis yet it was his Baltimore Ravens partner that stole the show.
Joe Flacco – Baltimore’s tranquil, unassuming QB – tossed for three TDs and nearly 300 yards as the Ravens beat the 49ers 34-31. With his opportune execution, Flacco earned his first-historically speaking Super Bowl MVP grant and paced the Ravens to their second Vince Lombardi Trophy win in program history.
Flacco was instrumental in driving the Ravens to a resentful triumph, at least in terms of odds coming into the game. Baltimore opened as a 5-point dog and while some online oddsmakers dropped that to 4.5 points prior to kickoff, the general consensus was that San Fran was the clear-cut favorite – by more than a field goal, no less – and Baltimore would have its hands full trying to rack up points against one of the NFL’s toughest defenses.
The Ravens managed to score 34 points, and with San Fran’s 31, the two clubs combined to easily eclipse the over/under of 47.5 points – but it was the way they did it that was special.
Flacco got hot early and seemingly scored at will during the first half. He opened with a TD pass to veteran WR Anquan Boldin in the first quarter, then struck twice in an eight-minute span in the second quarter with TD passes to TE Dennis Pitta and WR Jacoby Jones, who proved to be as equally compelling a contributor on Super Bowl Sunday.
With the Ravens up 21-6 at the half – Baltimore made folks who cashed in on them at +110 to score first in the game pretty happy while Jones decided to turn the game on its head to start the second. He returned the kickoff 108 yards (on the off chance that you were pondering, the O/U for longest score of the diversion was 46.5 yards, so Jones crushed that) to put the Ravens up 28-6 – an apparently unfavorable lead.
We say apparently, in light of the fact that things got insane from that point.
A 30-minute power blackout at the Louisiana Superdome deferred the amusement for what felt like an unfathomable length of time, and the 49ers utilized it to change energy totally. Colin Kaepernick (who was a 7/4 most loved to win MVP heading into the amusement) discovered fire, driving San Francisco to score 17 unanswered focuses to profoundly cut into the Baltimore lead.
From that point, the groups exchanged scores however San Fran was never ready to make that last push to overwhelm the lead. Indeed, Baltimore constrained a punt from somewhere down in its endzone late in the amusement, bringing about a wellbeing and free kick from an a great deal more alluring position on the field and definitely placing some last moment trade out Super Bowl bettors pockets.
That wellbeing was vital, particularly from a wagering point of view. Given that there had just been seven protections in Super Bowl history, most sportsbooks were posting the likelihood of one occurrence at +600, which means anyone that wager on one won $60 on each $10 wager.
With this all being said the Baltimore ravens whom were realistically not likely to win super bowl 50, lead by Joe flacco and running back Joe Jones were headlining what was one of the most mind blowing super bowl…. With regard to odds that is, in the history of the sport. However; upsets in the Super Bowl are relatively common, as players deal with publicity and all the hype revolving around the prestige event it is sometimes a question of who can handle the most pressure. And evidently this pressure can lead to some of the the biggest names in football playing some of the worst football, in one of the most important sporting events in the world.