Originally Posted by KronoRed
A flag should have been thrown, but the refs were letting pretty much everything go last night, a lot of it befitting Baltimore.
The Falcons probably think a flag should've been thrown for pass interference in their final offensive play against the 49ers in the NFC Championship game. Everyone in SF thought the refs "letting them play" was just fine then.
I thought the two players got tangled up within the 5 yard area where contact is allowed. When Crabtree tried to push off, the DB grabbed him. The pass was 5 yards out of bounds. Have no problem with a no call there. It was really an awful route by Crabtree.
I thought the worst "no-call" was when the Ravens player pushed the referee in the first quarter. He should've been tossed, but he didn't even get a 15 yard penalty. The Ravens holding (tackling) on the punt/intentional safety play didn't get called, but I'm not sure what difference that would've made. The 49ers would've declined the penalty anyway and taken the safety.