The power outage in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome that lasted just over 33 minutes early in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVII has got to be the strangest NFL playoff moment since the infamous Fog Bowl between the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles back on December 31, 1988.
I remember trying to watch this game and being so frustrated because I didn’t know what was happening. I heard that the flying saucer shape of the new Soldier Field was designed to prevent this from happening in the future. Time will tell.
Check out this video from YouTube with some of the highlights (Click refresh on your browser if you don’t see the embedded video below):
The good news is the Bears defeated the Eagles and former coach Buddy Ryan 20-12 to go on to the NFC Championship Game. The bad news is they got pasted 28-3 by the San Francisco 49ers to end another disappointing season.
Can the 49ers rally past the Baltimore Ravens, who led 28-6 when the lights went out? Stay tuned.