Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/19/14
With most of Patriots Nation, I was secretly rooting for the 49ers to win the game for reasons that have nothing to do with the game itself. I never expected a blowout, but what I did expect was the 49ers to present a problem offensively for the Ravens defense and they just didn’t. There are a few big stories coming out of yesterday’s game, Joe Flacco’s play, the power outage, the Super Bowl TV ratings, the lack of aggression of the 49ers in the first half and of course the missed pass interference call on 4th down on the 49ers final drive. In watching the Super Bowl last night I couldn’t help but be a little disappointed at how poorly the 49ers executed their game plan in the first half. I don’t want to say they came out flat because that’s not the right word, but they certainly didn’t accomplish the things they set out to. It really looked to me like the Ravens were hitting harder, playing faster and wanted to make a statement more so than the 49ers. Motivation is never short in...
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