Five days after Moss proclaimed himself the best wide receiver of all time, he spent most of
Moss left the
Colin Kaepernick targeted Moss five times, including a two-point conversion attempt on the left side of the field with 2 minutes, 57 seconds left. After scoring on a run of 15 yards, he could not connect with Moss on the conversion, which would have tied the game at 31.
On fourth-and-5, with less than two minutes remaining, Kaepernick never looked to Moss on the left side of the defense, instead targeting teammate
The pass sailed over Crabtree. Moss watched from across the field.
Moss earned national acclaim with the
Losing his second Super Bowl won't lessen the disappointment.
Instead of making plays, the San Francisco 49ers offense appeared resigned to making mistakes Sunday night.
From rookie running back
James' fumble at the Ravens 25-yard line early in the second quarter came as he tried to get back to the line of scrimmage.
James was tackled on the play by outside linebacker
The 49ers' next possession ended with Kaepernick being intercepted by
San Francisco running back
From there, James rushed for 2 yards and Kaepernick threw three straight incompetitions.
Davis breaks out
On the 49ers' first play from scrimmage, Davis (Maryland) was called for an illegal formation, negating his 20-yard catch. After three plays, San Francisco punted.
On the 49ers' next possession, though, Davis caught a 24-yard pass from Kaepernick and held on after absorbing a hit from the Ravens' Reed. The play set up San Francisco's first score, a 36-yard field goal from David Akers.
Davis made even more of an impact in the second quarter. He caught consecutive passes, including a 29-yard reception in which he ran past Ravens linebacker
Crabtree makes amends
Crabtree dropped a long pass from Kaepernick with 8 minutes, 32 seconds left in the third quarter, a play that could have given San Francisco's struggling offense its biggest play of the still-young game.
Instead, Crabtree, who had a half-step on Graham, was unable to convert the play inside the Baltimore 20.
He did later catch a momentum-changing 31-yard touchdown pass in the third, beginning San Francisco's rally.
Ravens take advantage
Early in the first quarter, linebacker
Big play for Walker