Originally Posted by NJReds
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.
Actually that call would have resulted in the officials calling a safety since it occured in the end zone but the end result would not have changed. But it's the fact that the officials made no such call that illuminates how they were not calling holding in this game that reflects poorly on the officials. If they won't call that holding then they weren't going to call it on anyone. I understand letting 'em play and all but they should follow the rulebook to a certain extent