The Atlanta Falcons are trying to ruin the San Francisco 49ers farewell game to Candlestick park and at the same time avenge their NFC Championship loss last year. It’s a tall task they have ahead of them but it’s not an impossible one as they’re hanging tight with the Niners so far int he game. One of the ways the Falcons will stay in the game will be if the Niners start making mistakes that cancel big plays and that sort of happened in the first half.
Wide receiver Michael Crabtree appeared to make a spectacular catch that was eventually waved off by the referees. That’s why it was a play that was sort of a big play that got erased as Crabtree was called for pass interference which would have negated the catch had he made it.
The play was still a penalty though so it backed the 49ers up 15 yards and resulted in a punt. Crabtree has just returned from injury and it’s great to see him already willing to make big time attempts to make big time plays. Next time, he might want to not push off the defender right in front of an official, even if it’s hard to see to the viewers at home.