Win the turnover battle and win the war. That's how it goes in the NFL and the Super Bowl is just another game when it comes to the keys of the game. The Ravens caused a fumble and an interception in the second quarter.
Joe Facco threw a TD pass after the fumble recovery and while the Ravens were stopped on a fake field goal. they still kept in control of the field position battle. With less than two minutes left inthe first half, Flacco threw a 56-yard bomb to a wide open Jacoby Jones, who caught the ball falling down but was sharp enough to get up and find his way into the end zone for the third Flacco TD pass of the half and a 21-6 lead.
The Ravens ares having playing like the more poised and experienced team, and Colin Kaepernick a tough time against this hard-hitting Ravens defense. Niners TE Vernon Davis has found the seam in the Ravens defense beating Ray Lewis, who has the unlikely role of covering the speedy receiver.
San Francisco made a late run in the last minute of the half, moving across midfield deep into Ravens territory.
Flacco's stats line looks great so far: 13 for 20, 192 yards and the three TD passes, translating to a QB Rating of 135.8,
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