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Peter Schrager

Peter Schrager is the Senior NFL Writer for FOXSports.com and the national sports correspondent for FOX News Channel's "FOX Report Weekend." He's the co-author of Victor Cruz's New York Times' best-selling memoir "Out of the Blue" and lives in New York. Feel free to e-mail him at peterschrager@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter.

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Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII  — 10:53 p.m. ET

The Baltimore Ravens have raised the Lomardi Trophy and defeated the San Francisco 49ers. —FOX Sports

Ravens have legendary goal-line stand  — 10:37 p.m. ET

The Niners marched the ball down with ease following a Frank Gore 33-yard run, but it was the Ravens who stood victorious stopping four consectuive pass plays. Cornerback Jimmy Smith laid a hit on Michael Crabtree that jarred the ball free for the incompletion.—FOX Sports

Flacco leads Ravens in scoring position  — 10:22 p.m. ET

Joe Flacco converted a crucial third-and-1 on a jump ball to receiver Anquan Boldin. Flacco’s heroics kept the Ravens in scoring position. Baltimore was then able to extend its lead to 5 following a Justin Tucker field goal. The Niners have two timeouts remaining with just over four minutes left on the clock. It's crunch time. —FOX Sports

Ravens stop the bleeding  — 10:01 p.m. ET

Flacco did a magnificent job, there. This one felt like it was going completely the 49ers way. Now, it's an 8-point game, instead of a 5-point one. Would the Ravens and their fans rather have a touchdown there? Of course. But a field goal does the job. They stopped the bleeding. Just for a little bit. Now, it's Kaepernick's time to seize the moment. —Peter Schrager

Joe Flacco piloting legendary drive  — 9:51 p.m. ET

Joe Flacco showing the same composure on this drive that he did when Baltimore lost three straight games in the middle of the regular season. He's unflappable. We have a new "Joe Cool", guys. He just needs to finish the job. —Peter Schrager

Ravens could be in trouble  — 9:46 p.m. ET

Huge third down stop there for the Ravens, and David Akers misses the field goal. However, there's a flag on the play. Running into the kicker. We'll do it again. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb. Cary Williams, overzealous on that one. Could haunt the Ravens. —Peter Schrager

Stadium spokesman releases statement  — 9:40 p.m. ET

Still a lot of questions about the power outage (and what the heck happened to the Ravens during it). What we have up in the press box are these two official statements: Statement from Eric Eagan, Superdome spokesman:

“Power has been restored. We sincerely apologize for the incident.”

Statement from an NFL spokesman:

“Stadium authorities are investigating the cause of the power outage. We will have more information as it becomes available.

Blackout questions continue to sprout  — 9:30 p.m. ET

Chris O'Donnell doing a little 'amazing catches' segment on the Superdome screen. Still some questions about the blackout. Be certain — if this one goes to the 49ers, the conspiracy theorists will be out and about on Monday. —Peter Schrager

Momentum shifts in Niners favor  — 9:30 p.m. ET

The momentum has completely shifted in here. This feels like a marathon. And it really is. The crowd got in here at 4 p.m. locally. It's 8:30 p.m. now. That's five and a half hours. The Ravens — the older team — and maybe their crowd, the louder group early — could be fading. —Peter Schrager

Niners back in business  — 9:26 p.m. ET

The 49ers come out of the bizarre power outage and do so with a necessary touchdown drive. Kapernick appears to have cooled down a bit, rattling off multiple long runs, to keep this one competitive. This is already the strangest Super Bowl ever. Can it end up being the best one, too? A 49ers comeback — post Beyonce/post blackout — would make for one heck of a finish. —Peter Schrager

Uneasy feeling in press box  — 8:49 p.m. ET

Greetings from the Superdome press box. A bit scary, because no one seems to know what's going on and the status of what's next. The lights are all out, the power is down, but there's no real panic. Which is good. I'm hearing fifteen minutes and the power will be back up. Everyone's working hard to get the latest and get this game up and running. —Peter Schrager

Power goes out at Superdome  — 8:40 p.m. ET

Uneasy feeling here in the press box. We're in the top of the stadium. No electricity. No lights. —Peter Schrager

Beyonce ready to rock the Superdome  — 8:08 p.m. ET

Beyonce's about to go on. The place is all sorts of pumped. Rumors are that we might get an epic Destiny's Child Reunion. I don't know. Is epic too strong a word? Probably. Here we go.  They gave all the fans HAND LIGHTS. During 'Single Ladies', they're being told to do some crazy things with their hands. This is important info I'm passing along here. Also, worth noting — Jay-Z came out and joined Justin Timberlake at a DirecTV party last night and performed. He's in town. We MAY be getting him, too. —Peter Schrager

Flacco outclassing Kaepernick  — 8:00 p.m. ET

Weird end to the half, there. Just like the Patriots two weeks ago against the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game, the 49ers showed no sense of urgency and ended up settling for 3 points instead of going for 6. Kaepernick looks like a rookie starting in his 10th game. Joe Flacco looks like an elite quarterback. Hell, he looks like the best quarterback in the league tonight. —Peter Schrager

What are Niners thinking? — 7:39 p.m. ET

Third and long, down 11, and the 49ers . . . run the ball up the gut. Are they conceding? Hoping they can just get to halftime and take this one into the second half? Kaepernick looks rattled. This is his 10th career start. I hate to doubt him after all the amazing performances he's had, but after two weeks to prepare, it appears as though the Baltimore defense has him figured out . . . Well, for now. —Peter Schrager

Fake field goal? Ya gotta be kidding — 7:39 p.m. ET

I hated that fake field goal call. The Ravens have been controlling this game from start to finish. Take the points, extend the lead to 14, and trust your defense. Nope. They fake a field goal and now need to stop a fired up Kaepernick and Co. I'm sure John Harbaugh's given Jim Harbaugh a lot of gifts over the years. Christmas. Easter. Now, you can add Super Bowl. That was a gift.  —Peter Schrager

Caldwell calling great game for Ravens — 7:25 p.m. ET

Another touchdown for the Ravens. Baltimore offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is putting on a play-calling clinic today. With the 49ers defenders caught off guard, Joe Flacco looks like a surgeon. He's just slicing up this San Francisco defense. Aldon Smith — the 49ers team MVP this year — was on pace to break Michael Strahan's single-season sack record at one point. He hasn't recorded a sack since Week 13. His face is on a milk carton . . . again . . . tonight. If you see Aldon Smith — No. 99 — let me know. He's got to make a play or this game can get out of hand.  —Peter Schrager

Ravens dodge a bullet — 7:15 p.m. ET

What a momentum changer. LaMichael James fumbles after a razzle dazzle spin move, giving the ball back to the Ravens. Baltimore dodged a bullet there. A SF score could have been huge. Ravens weren't generating any sort of pass rush. Meanwhile, during the timeout, there's a beautiful Steve Sabol montage here at the Superdome. Goosebumps everywhere. —Peter Schrager

Niners getting to Flacco — 7:07 p.m. ET

Huge sack by Ray McDonald there to stop the Ravens . . . finally. Baltimore's been rolling, but the 49ers are getting to Flacco. Baltimore's given up just 4 sacks in their last three playoff games. Though Flacco is 6 of 9 for 77 yards and a TD, he's been flushed in the pocket. The crowd is still verrrry pro-Ravens, but guess what? There's definitely a nervous tension in the air here. —Peter Schrager

Niners start to settle in — 6:57 p.m. ET

The 49ers settled down and showed flashes during an impressive drive. Ray Lewis got burned on a Michael Crabtree reception and then misplayed a Frank Gore run. As has been the case much of the season, Ray's teammates lifted him up when he needed them most. Paul Kruger came through with a crucial sack on third down, there. David Akers makes the field goal, cutting the lead to 7-3, but this place still seems ready to erupt in a purple and black party down Bourbon Street after the game. Watch out. —Peter Schrager

Give me some Balti-MORE — 6:44 p.m. ET

Well, that was some statement. In what feels like a Ravens home game, the crowd has aided in what's been a completely one-sided start to this one. Flacco hits Boldin for the touchdown and it's 7-0, but it already feels like this one's getting away from San Francisco. Jim Caldwell goes with the no-huddle offense, and the 49ers looked off-guard. A heartbreaking penalty on third-and-9 for the Niners, and the Ravens capitalized. It's a full-blown Ravens party right now. I hate to say it's a huge drive in . . . the first quarter . . . but this is a huge drive for San Francisco. —Peter Schrager

Let's GO! — 6:29 p.m. ET

Cue the Ne-Yo and Calvin Harris "Let's Go" remix. Its a nightclub in here. Place is literally HOPPING like we're in IBIZA. If you can't get into this, you aren't a football fan. —Peter Schrager

Hall of Fame inductees make an appearance  — 6:29 p.m. ET

Jim Nantz is announcing all the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees...Ravens fans going bonkers for Jon Ogden. Fun Fact — 1996 NFL Draft — Ogden AND Ray Lewis were both taken in the first round. —Peter Schrager

Alicia Keys, you are unreal — 6:26 p.m. ET

Alicia Keys (Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

Recording artist Alicia Keys performs the national anthem before Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

No one can be snarky after that. Alicia Keys with an epic performance. If you heard the Baltimore "Ohhh" on TV, you're not mistaken. That was as loud an "Ohhhhh" I've ever heard, and I've been to several Ravens and Orioles games. It'll be tough for Beyonce to top that. Alicia was fantastic. And yes, I just referred to Alicia Keys by her first name. We're buds. (I wish) —Peter Schrager

Simply stunned — 6:23 p.m. ET

Jennifer Hudson...Wow. —Peter Schrager

Does it get any better? — 6:15 p.m. ET

I have covered five Super Bowls. I still get goosebumps every time. What a moment. What a sport. They say these Super Bowls are usually filled with suits and corporate types. I don't see that at all. This building is DECKED in Ravens, 49ers, and Saints colors. These are true fans. What a buzz and energy in this building. — Peter Schrager

Red and Gold being booed — 6:11 p.m. ET

Wow. The 49ers are being BOOED in here. It's a Ravens home game. Not sure if that matters much, but it certainly couldn't hurt. Especially in a dome, where crowd noise plays a significant role. — Peter Schrager

Road to New Orleans — 6:10 p.m. ET

They just played a full montage of both teams' paths to the Super Bowl. Truly incredible to think that in Week 10, Alex Smith was San Francisco's quarterback and Cam Cameron was the man calling the plays in Baltimore. — Peter Schrager

Where's the crab cakes? Ravens feel at home— 6:07 p.m. ET

It's a Ravens home game here. 70-30, easily. They're doing the "Seven Nation Army" chant — an M&T Bank staple — and it's still a half hour from kickoff. — Peter Schrager

S.H.E.S. ready for spotlight — 6:05 p.m. ET

In a few moments, the Sandy Hook Elementary School chorus will come out. Should be a chilling, and beautiful, moment.— Peter Schrager

Marching band stealing the show? — 6:02 p.m. ET

We've got the Southern University Marching Band performing to a crowded house. Awesome moment. Song choice: Bruno Mars's "Locked out of Heaven." Southern University's marching band is known as THE HUMAN JUKEBOX. Excellent. What a performance.— Peter Schrager

An overwhemingly PRO Ravens crowd — 5:58 p.m. ET

It seems like the Purple and Black weren't afraid to make the trip down south to New Orleans. The Ravens fans have swarmed the Superdome.

Electric atmosphere — 5:53 p.m. ET

Everyone in the press box is just bouncing. Place is ELECTRIC. Kudos to SuperDome Dejay, too. We've got some Biggy Smalls blasting. I'm a fan.  —Peter Schrager

Ravens seem ready to go — 5:51 p.m. ET

THey just played "--- in Paris", aka "Ball So Hard"...Terrell Suggs, dancing and bouncing...it's as if we're in M&T Bank Field.  —Peter Schrager

Ray getting Ravens hyped —5:49 p.m. ET

Ah, Ray is getting the team together for the pregame speech. Crowd erupting.  —Peter Schrager

Who's the MVP? — 5:40 p.m. ET

It's a quarterbacks league. I'd have to think the two quarterbacks are the leading candidates. But if Ray Lewis comes out and does what he WANTS to do, this may be Ray's award to lose. —Peter Schrager

Just arrived! — 5:30 p.m. ET

Place is buzzing. I'll say this--a lot of people think the Super Bowl is all suits. That's garbage. The place is filled with die-hard Ravens and 49ers fans. I didn't see a single "suit". —Peter Schrager

Tagged: 49ers, Ravens, David Akers, Ray Lewis, Frank Gore, Alex Smith, Ray McDonald, Joe Flacco, Michael Crabtree, Jimmy Smith, Aldon Smith

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