1. Baltimore Fake Field Goal
With the Ravens winning the game, this type of moment won't be dissected the way it would have been had they come out on the losing end. Still, it was a huge decision by Baltimore coach John Harbaugh.
With about three minutes left in the first half, and the Ravens leading 14-3, Baltimore tried a fake field goal attempt. The kicker, Justin Tucker, ran to the left and came up one yard shy of a first down. The failed fake gave the ball back to San Francisco. As it turned out, the Niners couldn't make anything of their stop and punted to Baltimore. The Ravens responded with a touchdown.
If Baltimore had ended up losing the game though, many would have looked at Harbaugh's choice to pass on a three-point attempt in hopes of more.
2. Jacoby Jones before and after half time
Baltimore's Jacoby Jones made big play after big play this season. And the New Orleans native did it again on the biggest stage.
Quarterback Joe Flacco showed off his big arm and hit Jones late in the first half. The wide receiver ran it in for a 56-yard touchdown as Baltimore took a 21-6 lead into halftime.
After the break, Jones stunned the crowd, returning the opening kickoff of the second half 108 yards for a touchdown.
It was the longest return in Super Bowl history.
3. The Superdome Power Outage
After Beyonce brought the house down at halftime, and Jones started the third quarter with his big return, the Super Bowl came to a standstill.
The lights inside the stadium went out, causing a 34-minute delay. Until that point, the Ravens had all the momentum, but after that, the 49ers started to make their mark. They scored 17 unanswered points in a flash, turning around the game.
4. Kaepernick's 4th Quarter Touchdown Run
The Niners big momentum switch was capped off by Colin Kaepernick. With about ten minutes left in the fourth, the breakout star of the playoffs ran in a touchdown from 15-yards out.
The quarterback had led the team on three touchdown drives and a field goal push as well. However, the 49ers didn't manage to tie the game. They failed on a two-point conversion attempt following Kaepernick's touchdown run.
5. No Penalty on Fourth Down call
As the game reached its dramatic conclusion, San Francisco found themselves down five points with four minutes left. The 49ers drove down the field and got on the doorsteps of the end zone.
The game ended up coming down to a fourth down play - if San Francisco scored, they'd take the lead. If they failed, the ball would go back to Baltimore.
Kaepernick lofted a pass to Michael Crabtree which fell incomplete. San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh pleaded for a penalty call, but the referees didn't oblige. From now until forever, fans on either side will debate the non-call.
The play essentially clinched the Super Bowl for Baltimore. When the game was over, there was a great moment between the coaching brothers, John and Jim Harbaugh. While John gets the title this time, the future seems bright for John in San Francisco.