QUICKQUOTE: MICHAEL CRABTREE

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Associated Press

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 4 at 1:36 AM

With the lead, and the Super Bowl victory, right there in front of them as they lined up on the Baltimore 5 yard line, the San Francisco 49ers could think of only one thing.

"Make a play," receiver Michael Crabtree said. "All we needed to do is get in the end zone. We were that close to the Super Bowl title, and we fell short."

The Baltimore Ravens defense stopped the 49ers for no gain on three straight downs, ending San Francisco's title hopes.

— Nancy Armour — http://www.twitter.com/nrarmour

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