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49ers Return Home After Near Miss In Super Bowl

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Ahmad Brooks #55 of the San Francisco 49ers and his teammates huddle up prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Ahmad Brooks #55 of the San Francisco 49ers and his teammates huddle up prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) - After a crushing loss in the Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers arrived at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport Monday afternoon to a hero’s welcome.

The team touched down and was immediately taken straight to 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara as fans cheered their arrival.

The 49ers lost 34-31 to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in New Orleans, the first Super Bowl loss in the team’s history.

The 49ers trailed by 22 points in the third quarter and, following an in-stadium blackout, roared back to get within five points before stalling near the goal line on a late drive to take the lead.

It was the team’s sixth trip to the Super Bowl and first since 1995.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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