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Anquan Boldin’s historic day has Baltimore Ravens kicking themsleves


Sep 8, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) catches a touchdown pass against the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens must be kicking themselves for trading wide receiver Anquan Boldin this offseason after winning the Super Bowl last year behind a marvelous postseason performance by him.

In the Wild Card Round of the 2012 Playoffs, Boldin had one of his best postseason performances, as he caught a 46-yard pass and an 18-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco in a 24–9 win over the Indianapolis Colts. He also set a franchise record of 145 receiving yards in a postseason game. Boldin got his first championship title as the Ravens defeated the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, a game in which he had six receptions for a total of 104 yards.

But the two sides couldn’t agree to a new contract, and the Ravens ended up deciding they wanted Boldin to take a $2 million pay cut, and after he refused, they only got a 6th-round draft pick for him after shipping him to the San Francisco 49ers.

So how did he look in his 49er debut:

Thankfully, the Bengals won’t have to see Boldin ever again. That is, unless the two teams meet in the Super Bowl. They’ve already met there twice before.

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