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18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2013, 12:48 1badmf
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 12:14:
Was an exciting game to watch - not happy about the outcome, and I think the refs really wanted Ravens to win - although there were some bad calls/no calls on the other side too. The most glaring was that hold during the safety. Wow refs.....had the niners receiver "fell" on that last play when the guys grabbed the OUTSIDE of his jersey with WHITE GLOVES with the ref 10 feet away, it would have been called....pretty bad no call...

there's nothing that could've been done about that. the refs most certainly saw it, but they never blow a play dead when a penalty is called after the ball is snapped. the result would've been a safety anyway - any offensive penalty committed in their own endzone is a safety. so the result would've been the same even if they did flag it. the coaches almost certainly told them to hold like their lives depended on it.

really it's just an obscure little loophole the ravens were able to exploit. the egregious holding probably let the kicker run an extra couple of seconds off, which probably means the 9ers at least get a hail mary out of it, and with kaepernick's arm you never know what happens.
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