New Orleans (CBS SF) — A power surge triggered an outage at the Superdome that took out many of the lights and scoreboard, disrupting Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday evening.
Players were milling about the field after the outage occurred early in the third quarter after the Ravens’ Jacoby Jones ran back a kick return for a record 109-yards and their fourth touchdown of the night for a 28-6 lead.
Half the dome was in the dark and it was unclear what triggered the outage or when power would be restored. Some reports indicated it could take at least 20 minutes, the equivalent of a second halftime, to get power restored.
CBS Sports commentators said it was clear that the momentum of the game could be impacted as the players tried to keep warmed up and loose.
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