NEW ORLEANS -- When the power went out at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was lighting up the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.
Flacco was continuing his torrid postseason, as he had 13 completions in 20 attempts with three touchdowns and a passer rating of 135.8 at the time of the 32-minute delay.
The Ravens led 28-6 with 13:22 to play in the third quarter when all four rows of the overhead lights affixed to the dome ceiling went out over 49ers' sideline at 7:38 p.m. CST.
Flacco had 11 touchdowns, zero interceptions in 113 attempts in four playoff games including the first half Sunday. The former record for postseason passes without an interception was 102.
The Ravens slowed the pace after taking a 7-3 lead with a predominantly no-huddle offense. Flacco completed 10 of his first 13 passes before two drops in a stretch of four straight incompletions ended with a 44-yard touchdown to Jacoby Jones.
Jones returned the opening kickoff in the second half 109 yards for a touchdown that gave Baltimore a 28-6 advantage.
The 49ers didn't gain much juice when power was restored, completing a 6-yard pass that led to a punt.
Play resumed with that snap at 8:10 p.m. with the 49ers possessing the ball, 13:22 on the clock in the third quarter and the 49ers facing a third-and-13 at the 49ers' 40-yard line.
The previous play before the outage was a sack by defensive end Arthur Jones. Jones also recovered a fumble by 49ers running back LaMichael James in the second quarter.