David Akers kicked a 27-yard field goal for the San Francisco 49ers, who trail the Baltimore Ravens 21-6 after the second quarter of the Super Bowl.
Joe Flacco capped the Ravens’ opening drive with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin at the Superdome in New Orleans before the 49ers pulled within 7-3 on a 36-yard field goal in the first quarter by Akers.
Ravens quarterback Flacco then found Dennis Pitta with a 1- yard pass for a touchdown midway through the second quarter before throwing a 56-yard scoring pass to Jacoby Jones to extend Baltimore’s lead to 21-3.
The 49ers are seeking to join the Pittsburgh Steelers as the only team with six Super Bowl wins. San Francisco last won the National Football League championship after the 1994 season.
The Ravens won in their only prior appearance in the Super Bowl following the 2000 NFL season. All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis, the only player on Baltimore’s roster remaining from the last championship team, has said he’s retiring after the game.
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