(BALTIMORESUN) — NEW ORLEANS—

Ray Lewis’ last ride has ended with a Ravens coronation.

Twelve years after they won their first Super Bowl with Lewis and the defense leading the way, the Ravens reigned again, finishing off a surprising playoff run in dramatic fashion. Behind the arm of Joe Flacco and the legs of Jacoby Jones, the Ravens held off the San Francisco 49ers in a 34-31 victory in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Completing one of the best postseasons for a quarterback ever, Flacco threw three first-half touchdown passes to three different receivers. Jones, who caught one of those touchdowns, then provided the exclamation point by returning the opening kickoff of the second half for a 108-yard score. That gave the Ravens a 28-6 lead.

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