Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31.
Full disclosure: While I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, I am no fan of the 49ers. I’m not a fan of the Ravens, either, but admittedly, I wanted Baltimore to win. I know a lot of 49er fans — some are good about it, but some are beyond annoying. They didn’t say word one about them when they weren’t doing so well, but once success hit, they were all-in.
Yesterday was a tale of two games: pre blackout and post blackout. In case you missed it, after Baltimore took a 28-6 lead early in the third quarter, the power went out in half of the Superdome. The momentum Baltimore had was gone. San Francisco did not score on their first possession after the outage, but after that they outscored Baltimore 25-6 (23-6 really, because Baltimore intentionally allowed a safety).
I’ve seen people say that San Francisco would win that game “7 out of 10 times.” I’m not so sure, because the 49ers had horrible first halves in their last two games. I think that if Atlanta and San Francisco played 10 times, the Falcons could claim the same thing. Also, this is a team that lost to the Minnesota Vikings.
Now, onto the non-call of holding at the end of the game. Both the cornerback and wide receiver committed penalties in that case (contact beyond five yards). In that case, no sane official is going to make that call.