Ravens lose Super Bowl trophy

It took 12 seasons for the Baltimore Ravens to get their hands back on it, but the newly crowned Super Bowl champions lost the coverted Vince Lombardi Trophy a matter of hours after defeating the San Francisco 49ers.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh revealed during today's news conference that the Lombardi Trophy was misplaced during the postgame celebration, NFL.com reports.

"We hadn't seen this (trophy) since last night," Harbaugh said. "We thought we lost it."

"Whoever found it thank you very much," he said.

The Ravens won their second ever Super Bowl title with a 34-31 victory over the 49ers.

Yesterday's game set a record for highest overnight ratings in Super Bowl history.

The Nielsen company reported the game scored a 48.1 rating and 71 share in its select measurement of big US cities. That's 1 percent over a similar measurement in last year's game.

For three years in a row, the Super Bowl has set a new record for most-watched event in US television history. Nielsen is expected to have an estimate of how many people watched the game later on Monday.

One ratings point represents 1,147,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation's estimated 114.7 million TV homes. The share means that 71 percent of TVs that were on at the time were tuned to the Super Bowl.

- nzherald.co.nz/AP

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