San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick came just short of leading the 49ers to an unprecedented Super Bowl comeback.
But with three chances to take the lead needing 5 yards for a touchdown, Kaepernick had three straight incompletions.
All three passes were intended for wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who got tangled up with a defender on the final play. No holding was called - 49ers coach Harbaugh screamed from the sideline and signaled for a penalty.
Kaepernick's off-balance throw under pressure on fourth down sailed through the end zone. He lowered his head slightly and walked slowly off the field.
``That wasn't the original option,'' Kaepernick said. ``It's something I audibled to at the line based on the look they gave us.''
- Janie McCauley - http://twitter.com/JanieMcCAP
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