February 4, 2013, 1:30 am
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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) cannot reach a pass thrown on fourth-and-goal as Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (20) defends late in the fourth quarter of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


With the lead, and the Super Bowl victory, right there in front of them as they lined up on the Baltimore 5 yard line, the San Francisco 49ers could think of only one thing.

``Make a play,'' receiver Michael Crabtree said. ``All we needed to do is get in the end zone. We were that close to the Super Bowl title, and we fell short.''

The Baltimore Ravens defense stopped the 49ers for no gain on three straight downs, ending San Francisco's title hopes.

- Nancy Armour - http://www.twitter.com/nrarmour


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