Originally Posted by Bomm Bastic
The 49ers have the better team, overall. But the Ravens execution is second to none. What ultimately seperated the Ravens from the 49ers in that game was the former did not make any costly mistakes.
I'd say that the sequence where Flacco got sacked by an untouched rusher followed by Koch muffing the punt and the 49ers returning it to like the Ravens 20 was costly. As was the Rice fumble in his own end. You can argue that the 49ers made more mistakes and got fewer breaks but it's not like the Ravens were flawless.