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Watch the Anquan Boldin catch that Joe Flacco called biggest of game

February 04, 2013|By Chuck Schilken

Anquan Boldin was kept pretty much in check the last time he played in the Super Bowl.

Then a member of the Arizona Cardinals, Boldin had eight catches for 84 yards and no touchdowns during a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII.

Four years later with the Baltimore Ravens, Boldin had quite an impact on the result of Super Bowl XLVII. He made six catches for 104 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown catch (see the beginning of the video above), in the Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.

His most significant play of the game came in the fourth quarter, with the Ravens clinging to a 31-29 lead. On third and inches from the Baltimore 45, quarterback Joe Flacco audibled out of a running play and opted for a back-shoulder throw to Boldin, who pulled in the jump ball in front of cornerback Carlos Rogers to keep the time-consuming drive alive.

The possession ate up close to six minutes on the clock and resulted in a Justin Tucker field goal to give the Ravens a five-point lead. Flacco, who threw three touchdown passes and was later named the game's MVP, later called that catch by Boldin (starting at the 1:40 mark of the video above) the most important of the game.

"I think the biggest one would be just a great catch by Anquan on that third-and-short to continue the drive and end up getting us some points," Flacco said Monday morning at a news conference.

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