Ray Lewis: Super Bowl power outage a conspiracy

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Ray Lewis: Super Bowl power outage a conspiracy
August 31, 2013, 9:45 pm
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The power outage during Super Bowl XLVII was too big a coincidence for Ray Lewis. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

49ers fans will forever remember the power outage at the Superdome that halted play in Super Bowl XLVII for nearly half an hour.

After the pause in play, San Francisco came back from 22 points down, nearly taking the lead away from the Baltimore Ravens.

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And according to Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, that's exactly what the power outage was designed to do.

Lewis dropped some not-so-subtle hints in the Ravens "America's Game" documentary, saying that the blackout was a conspiracy to get the 49ers back in the game.

“I’m not gonna accuse nobody of nothing — because I don’t know facts,” Lewis said. “But you’re a zillion-dollar company, and your lights go out? No. No way.

“You cannot tell me somebody wasn’t sitting there and when they say, ‘The Ravens [are] about to blow them out. Man, we better do something.’ … That’s a huge shift in any game, in all seriousness. And as you see how huge it was because it let them right back in the game.”

Superdome staff attributed the power outage to an "abnormality" in the facilities' electrical system. After the lights were restored, the 49ers scored 17 unanswered points.

Probably just a coincidence. But apparently too big of a coincidence for Lewis.