Those two calls aside, (and the safety that was not called) I am a firm believer that a team needs to play at a level where the refs are unable to alter the outcome of a game. The 49ers did not do that. The OL allowed a season high eight sacks while the 49ers defense only recorded one. The 49er offense was ineffective, only converting third downs 3 of 12 times and they went 0-2 in the red zone. Phil Dawson uncharacteristically missing a FG attempt added to the offense's woes.
Things aren't going to get any easier for the Niners who have a two game road stint next, heading to the Superdome where the Saints flourish and to the cold in MetLife to meet the NY Giants the following week.