Super Bowl 2013: Referees’ Blown Call Cost 49ers Super Bowl Win

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Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) is unable to make the catch on fourth down as Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed (20) defends in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

After a dramatic 17-0 run during the third quarter, the San Francisco 49ers looked to be headed to the greatest comeback in NFL postseason history.

Colin Kaepernick, his many weapons as receiver, and Frank Gore repeatedly propelled the offense down the field in the second half. A resurgent defense also kept the Ravens from matching a sudden outburst from the 49ers’ offense. Where at one point they were down an incredible 22 points, the scoreboard now showed that San Fran was down just two points.

Kaepernick passed for over 300 yards and ran for another 62, with a combined two touchdowns to one interception. Frank Gore ran for 110 yards on 19 attempts and added a touchdown of his own early in the second half.

Even with those impressive stats, the 49ers found themselves behind Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens the entire contest.

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Topics: Game Winning TD, NFL Referees, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl

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