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Editors,

An update of the AP's all-format plans for Super Bowl coverage today. All times EST.

SPORTS

SUPER BOWL

NEW ORLEANS - A power outage at the Super Bowl put the nation's biggest sporting event on hold for more than a half-hour, interrupting an otherwise electric, back-and-forth game that ended with Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens as NFL champions thanks to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. By AP Football Writer Barry Wilner.

AP photos, video.

SUPER BOWL-POWER OUTAGE

NEW ORLEANS -The Super Bowl was halted because of a power outage, plunging parts of the Superdome into darkness and leading to a 34-minute delay in the biggest game of the year. The Baltimore Ravens were leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 when most of the lights in the 73,000-seat building went out with 13:22 left in the third quarter. By National Writer Paul Newberry.

AP photos.

SUPER BOWL WATCH-PACKAGE

NEW ORLEANS - Around Super Bowl XLVII and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of everything surrounding the game. A running feed of items from New Orleans and around the world.

AP photos.

SUPER BOWL-NFL'S FUTURE

NEW ORLEANS - Suicides by former NFL players. Thousands of others suing the league over concussions. New studies linking football to brain disease. Still no testing for human growth hormone. A pay-for-pain bounty scandal. And more. What does the future hold for a sport truly coming to grips with its dangers only in the past few years? By Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich.

AP photos.

SUPER BOWL-LEWIS' LAST RIDE

NEW ORLEANS - Win or lose, the Super Bowl will be the last game of a sensational career for Ravens' star linebacker Ray Lewis, who retired after 17 years. By National Writer Paul Newberry.

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NEW ORLEANS - Tim Dahlberg's column from the Super Bowl matching the San Francisco 49ers against the Baltimore Ravens. By AP Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg.

AP photos.

- SUPER BOWL-MVP- A look at the Super Bowl MVP. By Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich. AP photos.

- SUPER BOWL-KEY - The key play or development of the game.

- SUPER BOWL-RAVENS - A look at the performance of the Baltimore team. By David Ginsburg. AP photos.

- SUPER BOWL-49ERS - A look at the performance of the San Francisco team. By Janie McCauley. AP photos.

- SUPER BOWL-NOTEBOOK -By Brett Martel. To be sent before game, updated after the game.

- SUPER BOWL-GOODELL - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would ``absolutely'' want his own child to play football. AP photo.

- OBAMA-FOOTBALL - Obama: Safety a concern for young football players, says he's less worried about pro football.

- SUPER BOWL-ALI - Ali's daughter: Spoke to dad, he's fine and watching the Super Bowl.

- SUPER BOWL-NEW JERSEY - With a year to go, freezing temperatures in New Jersey doesn't mean cold-weather Super Bowl. AP photos.

ENTERTAINMENT

SUPER BOWL-ENTERTAINMENT

Lights out? Blame Beyonce's electrifying performance. If naysayers still doubted Beyonce's singing's talents - even after her national anthem performance this week at a press conference - the singer proved she is an exceptional performer at the Super Bowl halftime show. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu.

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SUPER BOWL-BROADCAST

NEW ORLEANS -A power outage during the Super Bowl sent CBS scrambling and knocked its announcers off the air. The biggest broadcast event of the year was suddenly jolted by silence and darkness when a portion of the Super Dome in New Orleans lost power early in the game's second half. CBS' announcers, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, were part of the outage and unable to explain the situation to viewers. By Jake Coyle. To be updated throughout game.

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- SUPER BOWL-NEWTOWN CHOIR -Sandy Hook choir, Jennifer Hudson stir Super Bowl crowd with ``America the Beautiful.' By Brett Martel. AP photos.

- SUPER BOWL-MOVIE ADS -The Super Bowl resembled a trip to the movie theater with several potential summer blockbusters airing new ads. By Anthony McCartney. AP photos.

BUSINESS

SUPER BOWL-ADVERTISING

NEW YORK -Sex sells. Babies sell even more. And advertisers are hoping animals will make you laugh all the way to their stores. While the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens battle on the field during Super Bowl XLVII, marketers from Best Buy to M&M to Toyota are competing against each other on advertising's biggest stage. And they're doing so by pulling out the most persuasive tools of their trade. By Mae Anderson. Will be updated after each quarter and at the end of the game.

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VIDEO

super-bowl-power-outage: The Super Bowl was delayed because of a power outage.

AP video will file postgame packages with reaction from both teams in New Orleans and packages with fan reaction in San Francisco and Baltimore.

INTERACTIVE

SUPER BOWL: Interactive includes a visual history of Super Bowl tickets; historical information on each game; a Football 101 video explainer; and a quiz on Super Bowl trivia.

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Offensive, defensive and rookie of the year awards for Ravens' 2017 season

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Offensive, defensive and rookie of the year awards for Ravens' 2017 season

The Ravens' season had it's ups and down, but out of it came some bright spots.

The defense continued to prove dominate and the offense found its groove during the second half of the season, but who stood out the most?

Offensive MVP: RB Alex Collins

Collins was a late preseason pickup after being cut by the Seattle Seahawks and Ravens fans are grateful they let him go. After new acquisition Danny Woodhead injured his hamstring on the first drive in Week 1 and Terrance West injured his calf Week 5 in Oakland, Allen emerged as a saving grace. He finished the season with 973 yards, six touchdowns and 212 attempts averaging 4.6 yards-per-carry. His longest rushing attempt was 50-yards against the Steelers in Week 4, and then in Week 14, rushed 120-yards on their defense. 

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Defensive MVP: OLB Terrell Suggs

This one was a toss up between Suggs and inside linebacker C.J. Mosley, but considering the level at which Sizzle is playing at in his 15th season, his 2017 performance is MVP worthy.

The 35-year old finished the season with 49 combined tackles, 12 assist, 11 sacks and four forced fumbles. Suggs ranks 11th in the league in sacks and was voted to his seventh Pro Bowl, something that should be expected from the leader of a defense that finished the regular season ranked sixth in points allowed. During the Ravens' Week 12 matchup, Suggs proved he doesn't age when he strip sacked Texans QB Tom Savage with 4:44 remaining in the fourth, shifting the momentum back to the Ravens who were clinging on to a 23-16 win. He's suffered two Achilles tears and a torn bicep over the last 5.5 seasons but has remained Hall of Fame worthy. As of right now, T-Sizzle has no plans of retiring. 

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Rookie of the Year: CB Marlon Humphrey

The Ravens' 2017 first-round pick stepped up to the plate when starting CB Jimmy Smith's season was over after suffering a torn Achilles in Week 13. The rookie out of Alabama finished the season with 34 combined tackles, four assists and two interceptions. Pro Football Focus graded Humphrey the fifth-best cover corner in the league. QBs only had a 53.5 rating when they threw in his direction. PFF also gave Humphrey a 82.7 rookie rating. 

Humphrey will continue to prove his worth during the 2018 season if Jimmy Smith is still recovering come Week 1.

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Special Teams MVP: P Sam Koch

Koch is in his 12th season with the Ravens and he's continuing to prove how efficient that leg of his is. He had a season long of 67-yards and placed 40 of 84 punts inside the 20-yard line. Koch's accuracy earned him AFC special teams player of the week not once, but twice this season. The first came in Week 12 against the Houston Texans when he not only placed five punts inside the 20-yard line, but also faked a punt and threw a 22-yard pass to Chris Moore for a first down. The second honor came in Week 15 against the Cleveland Browns after placing four punts inside the 20-yard line, three of them inside the five. While neither Koch or kicker Justin Tucker were named to the Pro Bowl, Ravens fans never break a sweat when the game is in their hands, or should we say, legs.

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Important 2018 offseason dates for Baltimore Ravens

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Important 2018 offseason dates for Baltimore Ravens

Mark your calendars now because the Ravens are already gearing up for their 2018 season.

From the Pro-Bowl all the way to the start of the regular season, here are the key dates.

January 28th: Pro Bowl, Orlando, Fla. 

Safety Eric Weddle, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and inside linebacker C.J. Mosley will all be in attendance. In addition, Suggs and Weddle were named starters. The game will take place at Camping World Stadium. Kickoff is at 3:00 p.m. ET on ABC and ESPN.

February 3rd: Pro Football Hall of Fame 2018 Class announced

This will be a very important day for Ray Lewis and the Ravens organization as Lewis waits to here if he will be sealed into football history, one day prior to Super Bowl LII. 

February 5th: Waiver system takes effect

The waiver system allows players' contracts or a club's NFL rights to a player available to other clubs in the league. Upon doing this, the other 31 teams can place a claim to obtain him or waive their chance. During this 24- hour period, once a club waives a player it can not take the player back or change his status. Assignments are based upon draft order until the third week of the regular season. If a player does not get claimed, he becomes a free agent. 

February 20th:  First day to franchise or transition tag a player

February 27th- March 5th: NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis, IN

This seven day period will be crucial for General Manager Ozzie Newsome to get a good look at potential Ravens.

March 6th: Deadline to franchise or transition tag a player

March 12-14th: Teams are allowed to contact and negotiate with agents of players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents

March 14th: Start of new league year at 4:00 p.m. ET

At this time, all 2017 player contracts expire meaning teams can begin seeking and signing free agents. Ravens free agents include Mike Wallace, Benjamin Watson, Ryan Jensen, Terrance West, James Hurst, Michael Campanaro, Steven Johnson, Ryan Mallet, Brandon Boykin, Crockett Gillmore, Brent Urban and Luke Bowanko.

March 25-28th: Owners Meeting, Orlando, FL

April 16th: Voluntary OTA's can begin

April 20th: Deadline for restricted FA's to sign offer sheets

April 26th-28th: 2018 NFL Draft, Arlington, TX

The Ravens will be heading down to Arlington, Texas in hopes of picking up their next franchise player. Positions needed include wide receiver, tight end, quarterback and outside linebacker.

May 4-7th or 11-14th: Potential three-day rookie minicamp

May 31-June 2nd: Ravens Beach Bash, Ocean City, MD

July 16th: Deadline to get long-term deal done with designated franchise tag player 

Mid-Late July: Training camp begins

August 2nd: Hall of Fame Game, Canton, OH

August 4th: Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Canton, OH

Again, keep this date marked as it could be the day Ray Lewis is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

September 6th: Start of regular season