Super Bowl XLVII 49ers vs. Ravens live blog: Second quarter

This is the live blog for the second quarter of Super Bowl XLVII. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room in Oakland.

4:08 Vernon Davis has an elbow injury and his return is probable.

4:09 The Ravens punt it into the end zone. The 49ers will start their third offensive series from their 20.

4:09 Reed is back in.

4:09 Kaepernick drops back and hits Vernon Davis for 29 yards. First and 10 at the SF 49.

4:10 Kaepernick hits Davis again, this time for a gain of 11.

4:11 From the pistol, James runs up the middle and gains nine yards.

4:11 This time Gore runs up the middle for seven yards and a first down.

4:12 LaMichael James runs around the right end, gains no yards and fumbles. The Ravens recover.

4:13 More mistakes by the 49ers. The Ravens need to capitalize because the 49ers clearly can move the ball on the Ravens’ defense.

4:15 11:24 left in the second quarter. Ravens’ ball at their 24 yard line.

4:15 Courtney Upshaw punched the ball out and Arthur Jones recovered it.

4:16 Bernard Pierce runs around the left end and gains five yards.

4:16 Pierce runs up the middle for four yards. Third and one.

4:17 Pierce runs behind Leach for three yards and a first down.

4:17 Flacco hits Pitta in the flat. Gain of eight.

4:18 Pierce runs off right guard and gains two yards and a first down.

4:19 Flacco play fakes and hits Ed Dickson for 23 yards.

4:19 Rice runs up the middle for seven yards. Second and three from the 22.

4:20 Flacco play fakes and hits Dickson. Whitner tackles him down at the eight yard line, and is flagged for grabbing the face mask. Half the distance to the goal. First and goal from the four yard line.

4:21 Rice runs up the middle for two yards.

4:21 Flacco play fakes and hits Pitta in the end zone. Whitner left him wide open. He’s having a terrible first half. 14-3 Ravens with 7:10 left in the second quarter.

4:24 Are the Ravens’ different from Atlanta? That’s what it comes down to. The 49ers are down by double digits in the first half for the second game in a row. The Falcons couldn’t hold the lead. Can the Ravens?

4:25 James returns the kickoff to the 21.

4:27 The 49ers are down 11 points. That’s the biggest Super Bowl deficit in franchise history, Phil Barber tweets.

4:27 Kaepernick drops back and throws it right to Ed Reed, who picks it off near midfield, and a huge fight breaks out.

4:29 That’s the first time a 49ers’ QB has ever thrown an interception in a Super Bowl, but there’s a flag on the play.

4:30 They are offsetting penalties. Ravens’ ball at the SF 38.

4:30 Rice runs up the middle for six yards.

4:31 Flacco hits Leach for four yards and first down.

4:31 First and 10 from the 28. Rice runs up the middle for one yard.

4:32 Rice runs up the middle for five yards. Third and four from the 22.

4:32 Flacco completes it to Rice behind the line of scrimmage, he avoids a few tackles and picks up the first down. Gain of seven.

4:33 Pierce gets the handoff and gains a yard.

4:34 Flacco throws to Boldin on a slant, he drops it and Brown almost picks it off. Third and nine.

4:34 The 49ers blitz and Flacco overthrows Torrey Smith in the end zone. The Ravens will attempt a 32-yard field goal.

4:35 It’s a fake. They run it and come a yard short. McBath tackled him. The Ravens just gave up three points.

4:36 First and 10 for the Niners are their six yard line with 3:05 left in the second quarter.

4:38 Gore runs around the right edge for no gain.

4:39 Kaepernick drops back and throws to Moss. Cary Williams steps in front and almost picks it off. Third and ten.

4:40 Gore runs up the middle for six yards, and the 49ers have to punt.

4:40 Kaepernick double-clutched on that throw to Moss, which almost lead to an interception. He seems rattled.

4:43 Jacoby Jones returns the punt to the Ravens’ 44 yard line. 2:07 left in the half. The Ravens have two timeouts.

4:44 Jones drops a pass. He was running a quick slant. Second and 10.

4:44 Flacco throws deep for Torrey Smith and Culliver almost picks it off. Third and 10. Two minute warning.

4:48 Flacco throws deep to Jones and he’s wide open. He catches it and falls to the ground. No one touches him. He gets up and scores. He absolutely burned Culliver. 21-3 Ravens with 1:45 left in the first half, and the Ravens get the ball first in the second half.

4:50 James takes a knee in the end zone. First and 10 at the 20.

4:51 Kaepernick to Crabtree for six yards.

4:52 Kaepernick to Walker for a first down, plus a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty on Ngata.

4:52 First and 10 and the Ravens’ 45.

4:53 Jimmy Smith knocks away a pass for Moss, who is not fighting for passes.

4:53 Kaepernick hits Walker down the middle for 28 yards. First and 10 at the Ravens’ 17 yard line with 57 seconds left in the half.

4:55 Kaepernick hits Davis over the middle for eight yards.

4:55 Kaepernick hands off to Gore, who gains no yards. Third and two.

4:55 Kaepernick rolls right and goes down at the line of scrimmage. Three seconds left in the first half. Akers comes on the field to attempt a field goal.

4:58 Akers makes the 27-yard field goal. 21-6 at halftime.

5:12 Silver lining: Ray Rice is averaging 3.1 yards per carry and Bernard Pierce is averaging 3.0 yards per carry. The Ravens probably have to pass the ball to put the game away.

5:21 If the 49ers defense can force a three and out to start the second half, they’ll be back in business.

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