OK, so the thread title was cherry-picking. Against SF. Let's be fair and discuss...
SB54 Officiating, Game-Steering Calls Favoring KC or SF
A Niner fan alleged there was an uncalled hold on Nick Bosa on the big KC 48-yard completion on 3rd and 15. I suggested, "to receive full and proper ridicule, (SF fan) should post a thread like "SB54 Officiating, Game-Steering Calls Favoring KC" . I decided to post such a thread. So, here we are. I think it would be entertaining and instructive to review and discuss potentially game-changing calls and NON-CALLS, favoring EITHER team, KC or SF.
Suggested rules of engagement are:
* Brief description of the call, including the game situation, why the call was incorrect, and the impact of the call on the game.
* Actual evidence, including video clips and/or stills that clearly show the missed call, or why the called infraction should not have been called.
Let's start with this one
* With seconds remaining in the first half, George Kittle caught a long pass from Jimmy G that brought the 49ers into chip-shot FG range. However, Kittle was flagged for Offensive Pass interference, and the play was wiped out. This cost the 49ers a near-certain 3 points. In my opinion, this was a clear and obvious call by the interpretation of the rule, and the ref who called it was in perfect position to see it, immediately threw the flag upon seeing it. Conclusion: Proper call, no steering. Additional conclusion: by those standards, Kyle Rudolph TD catch in Vikings-Saints playoff game should have been OPI also. Oh well.
https://ftw.usatoday.com/2020/02/2020-s ... ce-rudolph
The hold on Bosa absolutely could have happened. Let's see actual evidence. There was also an uncalled delay-of-game IIRC on SF, but no biggie. Maybe a lined-up-offsides on KC that was ignored even. Who needs Dee Ford!
Got some other game-steering calls by those evil refs? Let's see them!