Going into Super Bowl XLVII, much of the media had been focused on the battle of the brothers. On Sunday, former Colts quarterback, Jim Harbaugh, faced his brother John in what was coined the Harbowl. Despite a valiant effort and an inspired rally, the 49ers could not hold off the Ravens from victory.
Ironically, Harbaugh gained the nickname Captain Comeback during his time with the Colts. The name referred to his 15 fourth-quarter comebacks and 19 game-winning drives. Jim had to relinquish this title as he congratulated his brother on coaching a championship team.
Going forward, Super Bowl XLVII will likely be known for not only the brotherly rivalry and close-call comeback, but the blackout as well. The lights went out in the Superdome shortly after the Ravens WR Jacoby Jones ran for a 108-yard kickoff return touchdown. The power outage delayed the game for 34 minutes and seemingly killed any momentum the Ravens had previously built.
Following the delay, the 49ers scored 17 unanswered points to close the gap to five points. Early in the fourth quarter, the Ravens were able to put three on the board just before QB Colin Kaepernick rushed in for another San Francisco touchdown. A failed two-point conversion attempt left the 49ers behind 29-31.
Baltimore failed to enter the end zone, giving San Francisco a shot at taking the lead. On their last possession, the 49ers made it to the red zone. Unfortunately, they spent their last set of downs trying to score with no luck. Baltimore won 34-31 after the 49ers received two points for a safety.