Dennis Pitta scored a touchdown to give the Baltimore Ravens a 14-3 lead over the San Francisco 49ers during 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 by David Akers.
The 49ers are seeking to join the Pittsburgh Steelers as the only team with six Super Bowl wins. San Francisco last won the 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.