My overall grade for referee Carl Cheffers and his crew in a real tough game: B-
I say B- because of the inconsistency of the head-butt calls, as well as the roughing-the-passer call made against the 49ers on Cam Newton, who was peeling out of the pocket and was hit with the shoulder to the head area. I don't think that foul should have been called. You also had a play at the end of the first half, when the 49ers had 12 men in the huddle that wasn't called when it should have been, right before Colin Kaepernick completed the go-ahead touchdown pass to Vernon Davis.
There were too many misses by the crew when you get to this point in the playoffs. I do, however, give the officials kudos for working so hard to keep the game under control. They physically got involved, but there were a couple of things that should have been picked up that weren't.