The Baltimore Ravens edged the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 Sunday night to win Super Bowl XLVII, and while the Ravens’ victory was the top moment on Facebook during the game, according to the Facebook Data Science Team, the halftime performance by Beyoncé edged out the blackout in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome that delayed play for 34 minutes for second place.
On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will meet in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII — a topic already hugely popular on Facebook. The 49ers, led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, are the most-talked-about team on the social network by far. However, the two fan bases have a few things in common on Facebook.
Anna Burns Welker, wife of New England Patriots Wide Receiver Wes Welker, apologized for the firestorm she created with a Facebook post critical of Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Ray Lewis following the National Football League’s American Football Conference Championship game Sunday, in which the Ravens defeated the Patriots 28-13.
When the New England Patriots defeated the Houston Texans and the San Francisco 49ers handled the Green Bay Packers this weekend in the second round of the National Football League playoffs, they set the Facebook world abuzz, too. Statistics from CBS Sports and Quintly (formerly AllFacebook Stats) show that the Patriots and 49ers were easily the most-talked-about football teams in the U.S. on the social network this weekend.