Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw three touchdown passes as Baltimore leads San Francisco 21-6 at at halftime of the Super Bowl.
With San Francisco driving in Baltimore territory in the second quarter while trailing 7-3 and looking like they would take a 10-7 lead, running back LaMichael James fumbled when he was hit by Baltimore’s Courtney Upshaw. The Ravens promptly scored when Flacco hit Dennis Pitta with a one-yard touchdown pass on the ensuing drive to give Baltimore a 14-3 lead.
When Baltimore was leading 14-3 and lining up for a field goal in the second half, the Ravens decided to run a fake. Kicker Justin Tucker did not get a first down and was tackled hard. Baltimore may regret the three points they left on the board, and Tucker may be sore later in the game, which could impact him if he has to line up for a game-winning field goal of 40 or more yards.
Baltimore opened the scoring when Flacco hit wide receiver Anquan Boldin for a touchdown pass. Flacco’s third touchdown pass came late in the second half to wide receiver Jacoby Jones. It was a 56-yard touchdown connection.
Embattled 49ers kicker David Akers made two field goals for San Francisco.