NEW ORLEANS -- The San Francisco 49ers were unable to finish the job against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. Not everyone in the Niners' locker room was ready to accept the loss.
"They got away with one," running back Frank Gore said, via The Associated Press. "We showed we were the better team. It was just a couple plays here, a couple plays there."
The 49ers fell behind 28-6 early in the third quarter before mounting a furious comeback that ultimately fell short. Gore certainly did his part, finishing with 110 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.
Gore also had the Niners' final play of substance, a 33-yard run around the left end that set up San Francisco with first-and-goal from the Ravens' 7-yard line with just over two minutes to play.
The Niners had four cracks at the end zone, but they didn't get it done. It was the defensive stand that showed the Ravens were the better team. Gore obviously doesn't agree.