Baltimore erupted Sunday night after Ray Lewis' last goal line stand finally nailed down a wild Super Bowl win for the Ravens as fans took to the streets — as much in relief perhaps as celebration — to whoop, sing, dance and shout for joy.
Fireworks exploded over many of Baltimore's neighborhoods, including Canton in the above video, after the Ravens' anxious and unpredictable 34-31 victory over San Francisco in Super Bowl XLVII.
Unflabbable Joe Flacco was named the Super Bowl MVP, throwing for three TD's and no interceptions for the third straight playoff game. But after jumping out to a 28-6 lead, following a 108-yard kickoff return by Jacoby Jones to open the second-half, the game took a sudden turn for the worse after a strange power outage that lasted more than 30 minutes and seemed to rob the Ravens of their mojo.
However, as they have all through their remarkable playoff run — underdogs in Denver, New England and New Orleans against the San Francisco — the Ravens proved resilient, rallying the troops to hold off a surging 49er offense.
Ray Lewis, of course, just before the start of the playoffs, said that this would be the last season of his 17-year career in Baltimore. What a way to go out.
"How could it end any other way than that?" Lewis told ESPN afterwards. "And now I get to ride into the sunset with my second ring."