- With a win over the 49ers Sunday, the Ravens went a long way towards cementing their status as the best team in the NFL.
- The 49ers gave them a hard enough fight, though. The Ravens needed a 49-yard field goal from Justin Tucker as time expired to secure the win.
- Baltimore has games remaining against the Bills, Jets, Browns, and Steelers. The Ravens could enter the playoffs on a 12-game winning streak.
We knew Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens were going to be good this year. That much was safe to say with how well they played once he became the starter last season.
But with how the Los Angeles Chargers dominated them in the playoffs, the blueprint on how to beat them was there for the taking. Blueprints to victory only matter if a team has the personnel to implement them.
At this point in the season, it is safe to say that few teams, if any, can beat Jackson and the Ravens. Sunday, they faced one of the teams many (but not Earl Thomas) believed could be up to the task, the San Francisco 49ers.
How did it go? Well—it wasn’t easy.
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— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) December 1, 2019
Ravens vs. 49ers
Jackson and the Ravens knew they were going to have to work for it against the 49ers. San Francisco’s defense has been giving up almost 200 fewer yards a game (248.0 yards/game allowed) than the Ravens are accustomed to generating (433.3 yards/game).
As for the point differential—close to three touchdowns.
So, the Ravens knew they would need an incredible game out of their superstar quarterback,