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Jim Harbaugh believes Crabtree was held

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05:27 PM ET 02.04 | In the eyes of Jim Harbaugh, there is no way the San Francisco 49ers should have ended their final drive of Super Bowl XLVII with a Colin Kaerpernick pass that sailed out of bounds on fourth-and-goal. Jimmy Smith and Michael Crabtree were tangled up in the end zone on that play, and Harbaugh firmly believes his receiver was held. Contact was clearly made on the play, as Smith locked up with Crabtree's arms. However, the officials let it slide, ultimately ending the 49ers hopes of winning a sixth Super Bowl title. Harbaugh spoke about the no-call after the game, outwardly disgruntled about what transpired.

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February 4, 2013  07:22 PM ET

Brilliant. What gave it away? The fact that he was dancing up and down the sideline to whomever would look at him signaling holding? Wow, now that's news!

February 4, 2013  09:36 PM ET

The Niners had a lot of opportunities, on that play the defender went down to the ground, 50% of the Analysts on TV said it could be called either way, maybe the Ref felt that way himself! I think they should have run the ball 4 times they Avg. 8 yards a run! E shots to go 4 yards?

February 4, 2013  09:42 PM ET

There was an equal argument that Crabtree pushed off

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February 5, 2013  03:10 AM ET

The refs let them play all day so it was a good no call. But that ball was uncatchable anyway.

 
February 5, 2013  04:20 AM ET

Not to mention that Crabtree was equally guilty of pushing off

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