For the first two quarters, the Ravens seemed unstoppable, steamrolling the 49ers and building a 28-6 lead.
But then, half the lights in the Superdome went black.
Monitoring equipment sensed an abnormality in the building's electrical system and cut power to some sectors to isolate the issue. Power utility Entergy said the problem was a "customer issue."
The NFL released a statement saying it was "investigating." The power company said it was not to blame and that electricity in the rest of the city was fine.
The outage left players, coaches and fans to wait, wait and wait some more.
Social media lit up.
After 35 minutes, when the lights slowly went back on, so did San Francisco -- prompting many to wonder if the break in play played to the 49ers advantage.
Running back Frank Gore felt differently.
"You have to wait. Football is a game of adjustments. The elements don't matter," he told NFL.com. "I've been saying it all year, the elements don't matter in football. You've just got to learn how to make adjustments."
The real MVP?
Quarterbacks often get the glory in the Super Bowl, but wide receiver Jacoby Jones had a strong case for Most Valuable Player. He lost out to Joe Flacco.
Jones scored on two of the most incredible plays in Super Bowl history, including a record 108-yard kickoff return. It took him just 11 seconds on the clock to slice through the 49ers coverage team.
"Jacoby's been a blessing to this team," said Ravens coach John Harbaugh. "We're grateful to have him on this team."
Jones, who grew up in New Orleans, also caught a 56-yard touchdown pass -- his only reception. He fell, got up, decked a defender and sprinted at an angle toward the goal line, beating two 49ers into the end zone.
"Everybody dreams of scoring a touchdown in the Super Bowl. But two of 'em? That's what's up!" Jones told NOLA.com. "It was always a goal to win a Super Bowl. To come home and do it, that's the icing on the cake."
Jones is definitely the MVP for some Baltimoreans who bought furniture this weekend at a Baltimore store.
The Baltimore Sun reported Gardiners Furniture promised to wipe out the charges for anything purchased on Saturday or Sunday if the Ravens returned a kick for a touchdown to start a half.
Probably seemed like a good bet at the time.
Grading the ads
Some of the Super Bowl commercials -- 30 second ads that cost upward of $4 million -- made us weep for different reasons.