San Francisco leads the league in passing defense by allowing just 136.9 yards per game. Baltimore has fumbled 12 times but has only lost four, which is the fewest among the 26 teams who have fumbled 10 or more times.
If this was a Super Bowl preview, the rematch in Miami should be competitive and entertaining. "They're a good team and we'll need to bring our "A" game". This game against the 49ers will tell us a hell of a lot about how ready he is to do just that. For the first time in more than two months, the Ravens had done to them what they've done to most opponents this season. Jackson has thrown 24 touchdown passes and five interceptions while completing 66.9 percent of his passes with a rating of 111.4 this season.
On the very first drive of the game, the 49ers took the lead through a fantastic, leaping 33-yard touchdown grab from Deebo Samuel as he rose above Marcus Peters to secure the catch.
Nothing against the 49ers, but they're playing in Baltimore against the Ravens, who are 5½-point favorites.
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When it comes to 3-point shooting, MI has made more and shot a better percentage than each of its six opponents so far this year. In each game, MI got down early and then rallied, going on some spectacular runs that were customary during the Beilein era.
The Chiefs fell one step short of the Super Bowl a year ago, losing 37-31 in overtime at home to New England in the AFC Championship Game and have looked slightly rustier than last season so far.
The Ravens lead the NFL in scoring at 35.1 points a game and are trying to become the first team in league history to averaged at least 200 rushing yards a game (they're now averaging 210.5 yards). I don't think it's going to change what they do, but you've got to sit there, and watch, and see if it makes them better or worse. In addition, Jackson became the first quarterback in National Football League history to have four 100-yard rushing games in a season.
The Niners tied the game at 17 on a third-quarter field goal by Gould, which came after a fourth-down conversion via a pass interference penalty on the Ravens.
Up next, the Ravens travel to the 9-3 Buffalo Bills, while the 49ers visit the 10-2 Saints.