Originally Posted by Bomm Bastic
Personally, aside from Kaepernick's missed TD pass in the first quarter (chalk that up to nerves) - SF's defensive backs blew that game. Specifically, Culliver, who was probably more concerned w/not being late to his first sensitivity training class.
Not to take away from Flacco's performance which is to be commended, but those DBs made him look like Brady or Manning caliber.
Toss some credit to the offensive line too. They were fantastic for the entire playoff run. Flacco needs to take them out for steak dinners all off-season because they are the reason he is going to get paid like $20 million a year. Yeah Flacco's got the big arm but that offensive line kept him upright all playoffs and gave the receivers time to get open. It all falls apart without those guys so while the 49ers corners may have played poorly, it's hard to hold up without a pass rush.