Originally Posted by Bay Ridge Jet
Refs are obviously terrified of making any impact on the game.
Fourth Quarter with the ravens up just 2 points:
3rd-9, BAL22 8:35 San Francisco committed 14 yard penalty
1st-10, BAL36 8:30 B. Pierce rushed to the right for 2 yard gain
2nd-8, BAL38 7:57 J. Flacco passed to A. Boldin to the right for 7 yard gain
3rd-1, BAL45 7:14 J. Flacco passed to A. Boldin to the right for 15 yard gain
1st-10, SF40 6:30 R. Rice rushed to the left for 12 yard gain
1st-10, SF28 5:51 R. Rice rushed to the right for 2 yard gain
2nd-8, SF26 5:13 B. Pierce rushed to the left for 1 yard gain
3rd-7, SF25 4:32 San Francisco committed 5 yard penalty
3rd-2, SF20 4:28 J. Flacco incomplete pass to the right
4th-2, SF20 4:19 J. Tucker kicked a 38-yard field goal
This field goal was huge forcing the niners to score a TD late instead of a FG to win.
I'm not suggesting the PI was a bad call (it was clearly PI), but that is why they can't pick and choose when they will enforce the rules. Just enforce it evenly the entire game and you won't get ridiculed.