GLENDALE, AZ. — This is the transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s post-game press conference.
Q: Do you feel like your team lost composure on those penalties?
HARBAUGH: We’ve got to eliminate those.
Q: Did you sense that your team was out of control?
HARBAUGH: The fact is we’ve got to eliminate them.
Q: In the last two games you were ahead and got overtaken. In second halves this season you’ve scored three points so there’s a bit of a pattern. Do you understand what’s going on?
HARBAUGH: No, I don’t. We’ve just got to play better. We’re not playing good enough right now.
Q: Is there a falloff in attention or skill or something in the second half?
HARBAUGH: I can’t put my finger on the things you just said.
Q: How much of a factor were the penalties in the second half?
HARBAUGH: They were factors, yes.
Q: You used a lot of five-wideout sets. Was the idea that you were going to be able to win this game throwing the ball?
HARBAUGH: Yeah, we thought that would contribute to it.
Q: How do you think it worked?
HARBAUGH: At times it worked very well. We did some good things in that personnel group. Overall though, not enough.
Q: How disappointing is it to fall two games behind the Cardinals?
HARBAUGH: There’s a lot of football left. We’ve got to get regrouped in a hurry. We’ve got a lot of good football teams to play.
Q: You looked stunned on the sideline. Personally how do you view this?
HARBAUGH: I want us to do things that are going to help us win games.
Q: Does it seem like games are being called stricter this season?
HARBAUGH: We’ve got to do a better job — coaches, players — of not getting those penalties.
Q: Did you feel any of those penalties were not properly called?
Q: Did you receive any explanation on what exactly cause the official to throw a flag on Patrick Willis’ 15-yard roughing-the-passer penalty?
HARBAUGH: Just the signal from the official saying roughing the passer.
Q: Cameras caught Anquan Boldin being pretty expressive on the sideline after his penalty, possibly to you. Was there an exchange between you and him?
HARBAUGH: He was expressing his frustration. I was listening to it, but it was already over. We’ve got to do a better job of keeping our composure while the play is going on.
Q: You’ve been outscored 52-3 in the second half this season, which seems to suggest a lack of adjustments at halftime. Is there anything you can put your finger on right now?
HARBAUGH: We’ve got to figure it out.