Lights Out! Power Goes Out at the Super Bowl

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Mercedes-Benz Superdome during Super Bowl XLVII | Photo Credits: Rob Carr/Getty Images

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Minutes into the third quarter of the Super Bowl, power went out for half the Superdome in New Orleans Sunday night, putting a stop to play and leaving the players and coaches wondering how long of a delay there would be.

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After the first play of the second half, the lights in the stadium all went dark due to a power surge, according to commentators on CBS.

Play resumed at 9:10 p.m. ET, after about a 35-minute delay. The Baltimore Ravens were beating the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 when play was stopped.

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