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Ed Reed picks off Colin Kaepernick for first INT thrown by a 49ers QB in six Super Bowls

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It took more than five full games and one quarter, but a San Francisco 49ers quarterback finally threw a Super Bowl interception.

Joe Montana never threw one. Neither did Steve Young. But Colin Kaepernick made the wrong kind of history in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens, overthrowing a ball over the middle to Baltimore safety Ed Reed.

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The interception was historic for Reed, the great Ravens safety playing in his first Super Bowl. It was his ninth career playoff interception, which ties the all-time record.

The 49ers made uncharacteristic mistakes the entire first half, with two early turnovers that put them in a 14-3 hole. Kaepernick's interception sailed very high, perhaps a mistake from a young quarterback playing on such a big stage. On San Francisco's next drive, Kaepernick almost threw another interception to Ravens cornerback Cary Williams.

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