It started looking like a blow-out could occur, but after a Superdome power outage the San Francisco 49ers had a change in momentum. They fought hard until the end. It was the Baltimore Ravens though who ultimately won the championship. The final score was Baltimore 34 and San Francisco 31.
This Super Bowl was the first in history to have brothers competing as opposing head coaches. Yahoo Sports reported on Feb. 4 that it was an emotional night for the entire Harbaugh family. Everyone wanted to celebrate John Harbaugh’s victory and console Jim Harbaugh on his loss. John Harbaugh shook Jim’s hand after the game and told him he loved him. Jim Harbaugh responded with “congratulations.”
When asked about coaching against his younger brother John Harbaugh said, "It was a great joy. It was also the most difficult thing in the world to understand that he is over there. … I just love him; obviously … I am hurting for him."
This is the first Lombardi Trophy for Harbaugh. Quarterback Joe Flacco would earn himself MVP honors. Ray Lewis would now walk into retirement with the greatest victory a football player can want, Super Bowl champion, not once but twice.