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Super Bowl XLVII……..”Nevermore”! Ravens Win!

Super Bowl XLVII……..”Nevermore”! Ravens Win!

By Janice Coleman

 

 

 

It’s in the books! Super Bowl XLVII is history, and to quote Edgar Allan Poe in “The Raven”, “nevermore” or never again will be. The Baltimore Ravens outscored the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 to win Super Bowl XLVII. There are so many stories, from the Harbaugh Brothers, to the last game for Ray Lewis, to newcomer Colin Kaepernick to the 108 yard return by Jacoby Jones, to Joe Flacco’s no interception streak during the playoffs and so forth! I’m sure there are jokes about ‘A Tale of Two Different Halves’ and ‘The Night the Lights Went out in New Orleans’ as well as how Kaepernick had time to set up a table, have dinner and then throw the ball since he had so much time in the pocket during a second half drive. {{more}} One story in the East Coast West Coast matchup that you may not hear much about is the story of former Abilene Christian University running back Wilbert Montgomery. Montgomery not only made a name for himself at Abilene Christian, but went on to play with the Philadelphia Eagles , where he set records and made a name for himself in the NFL as well. Although his career ended as a player in 1985, he returned to the NFL as a tight end and running backs coach in 1997. He started coaching with the Rams and went to the Lions. He is in his fifth year with the Ravens. He’s worked with players like Marshall Faulk and Steven Jackson. Now he’s working with Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce and couldn’t ask for a better ending to a season. Now let’s turn the corner and look at some numbers that earned Ravens quarterback, Joe Flacco, the title of Super Bowl MVP. Flacco completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards with 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. Those numbers are impressive, but when you put the playoff numbers together, it becomes more impressive. Flacco completed 73 of 126 passes for 1140 yards and 11 touchdowns and still no interceptions during the playoff run! The Ravens may just keep him! Jacoby Jones was no slacker. He had a 56 yard touchdown catch and run along with the 108 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. He had an impressive day as well! All in all, it was a fantastic night of entertainment, even though there was a dip in the ratings from last year. Other than the Super Bowl game, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and the children from Sandy Hook Elementary, and the Beyonce with Kelly and Michelle half time concert added to the entertainment of the game also. As we’ve turned out the lights on Super Bowl XLVII, preparations are already being made for Super Bowl XLVIII. Who will represent the two conferences? Tune in next season!

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