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.

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

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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.

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