A San Francisco fumble is now being reviewed, but replays make it appear it's Ravens' ball.Ravens 7, 49ers 3 (3:58 left in first quarter)
The thing I’ve always believed about this game is that the Baltimore Ravens -- or no other team -- have an answer for the skill of San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
A no-gain run by Frank Gore and a high pass by Kaepernick was followed by a sack. The 49ers will take their three points at the 3:58 mark, and now it’s 7-3 Baltimore.
The Ravens took a 7-0 lead on Joe Flacco’s 13-yard pass from Joe Flacco to receiver Anquan Boldin.
Then some entertaining ads came on.
Just to let you know who I’m among here at the Mirage Race and Sports Book, when the commercial showing the hot blonde making out with the computer nerd, someone watching the scene actually bellowed the name of the sponsor, “Go Daddy!”
Ravens 7, 49ers 0 (10:36 left in first quarter)
The 49ers completed a long pass to tight end Vernon Davis on the first play from scrimmage, but an illegal-procedure penalty negated the play and San Francisco went three and out on its first possession.
Enjoying good field position following the punt, the Ravens moved quickly to the 49ers’ 18-yard line on a completion from quarterback Joe Flacco to wide receiver Torrey Smith.
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A San Francisco penalty moved Baltimore to the 13, and on a third-and-four play, Flacco found receiver Anquan Boldin for a 13-yard touchdown pass.
Alicia Keys has delivered a rousing edition of the national anthem, the NFL has introduced its newest set of Hall of Fame players and the San Francisco 49ers have won the coin toss.
Super Bowl 47 is nearly underway, with a massive crowd of hundreds looking on at the Mirage Race and Sports Book here in Las Vegas, cheering for Keys’ performance.
“They can’t hear you,” one wisecracker next to me said to the applauding masses.
At kickoff, the 49ers are a 4 1/2-point favorite here and the over/under is 48 points as Colin Kaepernick leads his team against Joe Flacco, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and the hard-hitting Ravens in the Harbaugh Bowl.
The 49ers have opted to receive the kick and will take possession at their own 20-yard line. Here we go.