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Six years ago, the Baltimore Ravens brought home their second championship in Super Bowl XLVII.

A wild 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers, the game included the first-ever Super Bowl head coaching showdown between brothers John and Jim Harbaugh and a 34-minute power outage in the third quarter.

Quarterback Joe Flacco completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns en route to being named Super Bowl MVP.

While the game itself was memorable, the road to New Orleans was even more incredible.

After going 10-6 in the regular season and finishing as champs of the AFC North, the Ravens hosted the Colts in the Wild Card round for what would be Ray Lewis' final game at M&T Bank Stadium. They defeated the Colts easily, 24-9.

Then came a spectacular divisional round matchup with the Denver Broncos, who were on an 11-game win streak. With 44 seconds left on the clock facing a 3rd-and-three down 35-28, Flacco threw a 70-yard bomb down the sideline to wide receiver Jacoby Jones, who beat the Broncos' secondary and ran it to the house for a touchdown forcing overtime. It would forever be known as the 'Mile High Miracle' and one of the greatest plays in Ravens history. Eventually, Justin Tucker's 47-yard field goal in double overtime sent the team to the AFC Championship game. 

The Ravens then got sweet, sweet revenge over the New England Patriots after a missed game-tying field goal by Billy Cundiff the year prior crushed their Super Bowl hopes. A 28-13 win in Foxborough, the Ravens kept the Patriots scoreless in the second half and handed Tom Brady his first AFC Championship game loss at home. 

 

Of that 53-man roster only Flacco, Tucker, guard Marshal Yanda, punter Sam Koch, long snapper Morgan Cox, linebacker Terrell Suggs and cornerback Jimmy Smith remain on the current roster.

As the Rams and Patriots get set for their Super Bowl matchup, take a look back at what was going on in the world on this day in 2013.

President: Barack Obama

Governor of Maryland: Martin O'Malley

Super Bowl Halftime Show: Beyonce feat. Destiny's Child

No. 1 Song on the Billboard Hot 100: 'Thrift Shop' Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

TV Shows That Made Their Debut: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Blacklist, House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, The Americans, Mom, Peaky Blinders

Leader in Passing Yards (5,177): Drew Brees, Saints

Stanley Cup Winner: Chicago Blackhawks

World Series Winner: Boston Red Sox

NBA Finals Winner: Miami Heat

Best Motion Picture: Argo

Cost of a Gallon of Gas: $3.49

Average Income: $51,939

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