The defender never turned his head to make a play on the ball. That means that all the contact after 5 yards becomes automatically PI when the ball is thrown. Too bad he was too busy hugging Crabs.
Let's see... the non-call personal foul in the 1st quarter when the scuffle broke out and a Raven smacked Staley or Boone's(?) facemask. The non-call PI in the second quarter. The non call holding penalties all game. The non call in the 4th. But of course we get called for PI.
I count 7 guaranteed points given to the Ravens directly from bad officiating. 7 taken away from us. That's a 14 point difference in the final score. 49ers 38, Ravens 27.
To say the refs weren't a huge reason why we lost is ridiculous. It's definitely not the only reason, though. They made some good plays. Aside from the couple ridiculous blown coverage plays, which we tend to have every single game, we had some good coverage. They just made some plays. And we missed a lot of tackles. Aldon Smith was jogging around anytime they rushed at him, special teams looked lost, we were taking bad angles on Flacco...
Should be celebrating tonight.