ST. LOUIS - JANUARY 3: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers hauls in a pass against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on January 3, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 49ers beat the Rams 28-6. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Super Bowl XLVII had a little bit of everything.
But the part of the game that will be most talked about — other than the half-hour power outage, of course — is the controversial ending. On fourth-and-goal from inside the Ravens’ 5-yard line with less than two minutes to play, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick tossed a fade to Michael Crabtree in the end zone. Crabtree jostled with cornerback Jimmy Smith and the pass fell incomplete, allowing the Ravens to run down the clock and clinch a 34-31 win.
Many argued that Smith held Crabtree on the play, but Matt Chatham told NESN Daily that the previous play — a borderline helmet-to-helmet hit on the Niners’ wideout — may have been an even more significant non-call.
Check out Chatham’s take on the ending and the game overall in the video above.