When Sunday’s Super Bowl ended, the confetti showered down from the Superdome rafters onto the victorious Baltimore Ravens. It is an image that will stay with the San Francisco 49ers all winter. And it is one of the things that makes them a scary team for next season.
All Super Bowl losses are bitter, but this one was particularly so for the 49ers. They fell behind early and appeared hopelessly finished, but fought back and were in position to win the game at the end only to come up five yards short. The memory of the final pass – and the penalty that could have been called – will gnaw at them for a long time.
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