The Niners got screwed by the refs pretty early in their game against the Eagles.
On 4th and 3, DeVonta Smith appeared to make an insane one-handed catch to extend the drive.
Devonta Smith with an insane one-handed catch!pic.twitter.com/AnSmHgac7h
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 29, 2023
On closer inspection, it was fairly clear that Smith didn’t have control of the ball while coming down to the ground.
The Devonta Smith one-handed catch should've actually been incomplete as the ball clearly hit the ground. Eagles hurried to the line, seems like the 49ers didn't get the correct angle in time. Huge, huge miss.pic.twitter.com/efJ9pmb3sC
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) January 29, 2023
Kyle Shanahan opted not to challenge the play, and the Eagles scored a few plays later.
Why didn’t Kyle Shanahan challenge that catch? The ball wasn’t secured.
— 49erscast (@49erscast1) January 29, 2023
Kyle Shanahan watching the Eagles rush to the line after Devonta Smith's catch pic.twitter.com/jIR27fLerB
— Pickswise (@Pickswise) January 29, 2023