NEWS OF THE DAY: The Ravens won the Super Bowl 34-31, sending Ray Lewis into retirement a winner, giving coach John Harbaugh another win over younger brother Jim, causing a stir with a 34-minute power outage delay and creating a buzz with Beyonce's halftime show.
QUOTE THE RAVENS: "Now they're gonna have to talk about Joe Flacco. Joe's a stud. He showed it tonight." — Center Matt Birk.
QUOTE THE 49ERS: "We were ready for the second half. We knew we had to score to get back in the game. We had good plays, we had bad plays in the red zone." — quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
SUPER HISTORY: On Feb. 3, 2008, the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 17-14 for their third Super Bowl win.
SUPER SITE TEMPS: New Orleans (66 degrees); East Rutherford, N.J. (33 degrees).
LOOKING AHEAD: The next Super Bowl is Feb. 4, 2014, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. It will be the first Super Bowl played outdoors at a cold-weather site.
BRAGGIN' RIGHTS: "It's very tough. It's a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be. It's very painful." — winning coach John Harbaugh on seeing his brother, the losing coach, after the game.
TWEET OF THE DAY: "Baltimore this is for you (hashtag)RavenNation!!!" — Courtney Upshaw ((at)334Upshaw41).
FACTOID: Jacoby Jones' 108-yard kickoff return matched the longest in NFL history in any game, regular, postseason or preseason. The other three 108-yarders were by Jones (against Dallas this season), Randall Cobb (Packers, 2011) and Ellis Hobbs (Patriots, 2007).
SUPER TALK: "How could it end any other way than that? And now I get to ride into the sunset with my second ring." — Ray Lewis.
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