Ogden in the house
He was an honorary game captain for the AFC champions and at the 50-yard line for the coin toss.
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"I think the Ravens are a team of destiny," Ogden told The Baltimore Sun. "We have an excellent shot to win this thing."
The forced fumble by rookie outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw, who knocked the football out of running back LaMichael James' hands, marked the ninth turnover the Ravens have forced this postseason, with Reed's interception boosting the total to 10.
The fumble was recovered by defensive end Arthur Jones.
The Ravens have forced an NFL-high 38 turnovers in the playoffs since 2008.
The 49ers deactivated quarterback Scott Tolzien, safety Trenton Robinson, running back Jewel Hampton, defensive tackle Tony Jerod-Eddie, offensive lineman Joe Looney, linebacker Cam Johnson and defensive tackle Ian Williams. ... Former Ravens running back Ricky Williams was on the field with the team before the game. ... Vince Papale, the former Philadelphia Eagles special teams contributor who was portrayed in the movie "Invincible," was hanging out at the Ravens' team hotel all week. Papale said he likes the Ravens' hard-hitting style. "These are real tough guys," said Papale, a friend of former Baltimore Colts safety Bruce Laird's.... A chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., which was struck by a tragedy in a mass shooting in December, joined Jennifer Hudson on the field to perform an emotional rendition of "America the Beautiful" before kickoff. The chorus is made up of third- and fourth-graders whose music teacher has taught at Sandy Hook for a decade. They released the following statement: "Our wish is to demonstrate to America and the world that 'we are Sandy Hook and we choose love.'" ... Belting out a popular series of her signature songs, Beyonce performed to heavy applause during the halftime show. She brought down the house with "Crazy in Love."