It took an entire half and a 30 minute power outage, but the San Francisco 49ers have gotten into the endzone and have made this game a little more interesting than it was an hour ago. Colin Kapernick lead the Niners down the field on an 80-yard drive that saw the young gunslinger hook up with Michael Crabtree to cap things off.
When the power went out in the Superdome, one thing everyone was saying was how it may afford the Niners a chance to catch their breath, shake off the Jacoby Jones kick return for a touchdown and maybe get back into the game. It didn’t happen immediately after the power came back on, but San Francisco got into the endzone pretty soon afterwords.
After stunting the Ravens offensive drive the very next possession, the Niners wasted even less time in gettin back into the endzone to cut the Ravens massive lead to just eight points. A drive later a David Akers field goal cut the Ravens lead down to five.
The 49ers defense was able to keep the Ravens out of the endzone and held them to a Justin Tucker field goal which extended the lead back to eight in the fourth quarter.
In the NFC Championship game, the Niners used a second half surge to come back and beat the Falcons, and things are starting to look eerily similar to that. The Niners chipped away at the Falcons lead and started to play stout and unstoppable defense in the second half. The Niners still trail by two touchdowns but the momentum has clearly swung to their side of the field.
If the defense can keep swarming and the offense can keep finding the endzone, we might have one of the most improbable and bizarre comebacks in Super Bowl history on our hands.