Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Super Bowl XLVII Postscript: 49ers Fall Short of Ravens, Final Plays Questioned

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Super Bowl XLVII Postscript: 49ers Fall Short of Ravens, Final Plays Questioned

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In one of the wildest NFL championship games ever seen (even in the darkest moments), the Baltimore Ravens captured their second Super Bowl title this century by holding on to beat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, in New Orleans Sunday night.

Some observers, including Niners head coach Jim Harbaugh, might take the 'holding' part of that opening statement literally near the end of the game. Harbaugh complained of poor officiating on his team's final drive of the contest, saying wide receiver Michael Crabtree was held by Raven defensive back Jimmy Smith on a 4th down pass attempt. San Francisco was trying to take the lead for the first time in the game after being down, 28-6, at the start of the third quarter.

At the end of the game, it went like it did, Crabtree told 49ers.com. There was a lot of contact It happened like that."

Second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick had driven the 49ers to the Ravens' seven yard line with 2:39 left in the game. …

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