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Niners’ Michael Crabtree, Jim Harbaugh convinced refs blew call on critical fourth-and-goal pass

Posted By Jerry Spar On February 4, 2013 @ 10:16 am In General | 100 Comments

The 49ers [1] mounted a furious comeback in Super Bowl [2] XLVII on Sunday night, but they fell just short in losing to the Ravens, 34-31. There also was some controversy, as a fourth-and-goal pass fell incomplete after what might have been a hold on Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith [3].

“It was a missed call,” stated the intended receiver [4], Michael Crabtree [5]. “[The referee] missed two or three in the game, but that was it right there, the Super Bowl was right there.

“I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want to think about it. I don’t know, man. What do you think? I thought it was holding.”

Should the Ravens have been called for holding on the 49ers' critical fourth-and-goal pass late in Sunday's Super Bowl?

  • Yes, it was holding (68%, 1,674 Votes)
  • Technically it might have been holding, but the refs were right to let it go in that situation (25%, 623 Votes)
  • No, it was not holding (7%, 184 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,477

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Added 49ers coach [6] Jim Harbaugh [7]: “You know, I really want to handle this with class and grace, and we had several opportunities in this game. We didn’t play our best game, and the Ravens made a lot of plays and battled back. They competed to win. But there’s no question in my mind that it was a pass interference and hold on Crabtree on the last one.”

Niners running back Frank Gore [8] isn’t convinced the best team won [9].

“They got away with one,” Gore said. “We showed we were the better team. It was just a couple plays here, a couple plays there.”


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[1] 49ers: http://media.weei.com/football/san-francisco-49ers.htm

[2] Super Bowl: http://media.weei.com/football/super-bowl.htm

[3] Jimmy Smith: http://media.weei.com/football/jimmy-smith-buffaloes.htm

[4] stated the intended receiver: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--49ers--michael-crabtree---it-was-a-missed-call--052638123.html

[5] Michael Crabtree: http://media.weei.com/football/michael-crabtree.htm

[6] Added 49ers coach: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/jim-harbaugh-vows-handle-super-bowl-loss-class-055335133--nfl.html;_ylt=AlfLNPq22uPvwwSdupY_m89YYsp_;_ylu=X3oDMTE4cmlkZzNpBG1pdANQYWdpbmF0aW9uBHBvcwMyBHNlYwNNZWRpYVBhZ2luYXRpb24-;_ylg=X3oDMTJtY2diY25jBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDZTgzNjczYzMtN2FkOC0zMjY4LTk1ZmQtODM5YmViZTgxMTAwBHBzdGNhdANuZmwEcHQDc3RvcnlwYWdl;_ylv=3

[7] Jim Harbaugh: http://media.weei.com/ncaa/coach-jim-harbaugh.htm

[8] Frank Gore: http://media.weei.com/football/frank-gore.htm

[9] isn’t convinced the best team won: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/04/frank-gore-ravens-got-away-with-one/

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