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Harbaugh Questions Officiating After Super Bowl Comeback Falls Short

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) – San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh started by saying he wanted to handle the 49ers’ 34-31 loss to Baltimore in Super Bowl XLVII with class and grace. Then he proceeded to rip the officials for several bad calls he thought helped determine the outcome, including the incomplete pass Colin Kaepernick threw in the direction of receiver Michael Crabtree on fourth-and-goal from the 5 with less than two minutes left.

“There was no question in my mind that was pass interference and then a hold on (Michael) Crabtree,” Harbaugh said. “I think it was obvious, but that’s not the way they saw it.”

He also said he thought Crabtree was held on second-and-goal when Kaepernick rolled to his right and threw incomplete, but the non-interference calls were not his only beef.

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