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VIDEO: Remembering When Jacoby Jones Juked 2 49er Defenders Out of Their Shoes on This Super Bowl XLVII TD Catch

Max Staley
VIDEO: Remembering when Jacoby Jones juked the San Francisco 49ers out of their shoes on this Super Bowl TD grab.
VIDEO: Remembering when Jacoby Jones juked the San Francisco 49ers out of their shoes on this Super Bowl TD grab. / YouTube/SportsInjuryReports
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Most everyone remembers Joe Flacco's epic 2012 playoff run. In fact, some consider it the best postseason performance by a quarterback in NFL history. He was essentially perfect, throwing 11 touchdowns to zero interceptions while averaging 285.0 yards per game across 4 starts. Of course, it also ended in a Super Bowl victory and a Super Bowl MVP award for the Baltimore Ravens' signal-caller.

But Jacoby Jones doesn't get enough credit for his role in that postseason run. Jones' 70-yard Hail Mary against the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round was the only reason the Ravens even made that Super Bowl appearance.

But Jones arguably saved his best for last, making this truly unreal catch in Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers.

Jones could not possibly be more open on this play. That might've taken Flacco a bit by surprise, because he seriously under throws this pass. But Jones makes the adjustment and goes to the ground to haul in the pass.

Seemingly by sheer luck, he isn't touched once he's on the ground, however. Jones quickly gets to his feet and showcases some ankle-breaking moves on his way to the end zone. The score put Baltimore up, 21-3.

But he wasn't done yet. On the first play of the second half, Jones took the kickoff 108 yards to the house. Truly an incredible sequence for Jones.

While Flacco was ultimately named Super Bowl MVP, you can make a pretty convincing case that award should've gone to Jones.


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