Originally Posted by metaldude26
I think it underscores just how poor the 49ers were once they got into the red zone and calls into question some of their conservative decisions once they got there. It was clear to me even before the brownout (that people have misinterpreted as the reason the 49ers were able to spark a comeback) that the 49ers were going to have no issues moving the ball on the Ravens. That became even more true once Ngata went down for the game.
On the Ravens' last drive I was absolutely certain that they needed to score a touchdown because there was no way they were stopping the 49ers from marching. They only got a field goal and the 49ers subsequently marched it to the five, where some more conservative play calling and a dubious missed hold on 4th down left them with no points.
This 49ers team is great and they were made even better this season because of how aggressive Jim Harbaugh would get when the situation called for it. They got conservative way too often in a game where the Ravens were going for the throat. The Ravens got the better end of the breaks and were rewarded for their aggressiveness as well. I'm certain that Jim Harbaugh is going to look back on this game and think of all the times when they could have scored touchdowns instead of field goals and be determined not to make those mistakes again.
I think that's pretty bang on. I knew the game was over when they marched down the field, I believe the first drive of the 3Q, and walked away with a FG. Your point was made clear there and what could have been the game-winning TD with 00:01:40 or so left in the game. Hell, now that I think about it, they kicked a friggin FG before the half that lost me $250.00 on a block. Bastards! LOL
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