Ravens beat 49ers 20-17: The Good, bad and ugly
The Baltimore Ravens got a last second field goal to win the game. Here is the good, bad and the ugly from the Ravens win over the San Francisco 49ers:
The Baltimore Ravens beat the best team from the best division in football. The Ravens are now 4-0 against the NFC West, a division that has three potential playoff teams and a scrappy work in progress in the Arizona Cardinals. The 49ers showed to be an NFC Super Bowl front runner even in a loss. The Ravens got a tough win, in horrible weather against a contender. The Ravens just had their toughest pre-playoff test and they passed it.
The Ravens run game is incredible. The 49ers have a great defense and employed a great game plan against the Ravens. Baltimore still ran for 178 yards. Neither quarterback got much going in the passing game. The Ravens defense didn’t have their best day yet neither did Jimmy Garoppolo.
The Ravens forced a fumble on Garoppolo that led to a touchdown. Garoppolo only had 165 passing yards. The 49ers were able to move the ball fairly well in this game and they only walked away with 17 points. The defense got a key fourth down stop with just over six minutes left in the game and that was huge.
The defense did a lot of things that were frustrating, yet they fought hard and stepped up big in key junctures in the game. When the offense had the chance to seal the deal, they did. Clutch was the word of the day in Baltimore. Justin Tucker was pretty clutch himself.
Jackson had a stat line that only he could make work. Sure, he only had 105 passing yards, yet he scored two touchdowns and churned out 206 total yards. In that weather, and against that defense, this was the only way the purple and black were going to win this game. Jackson did make some incredible throws in this game. The side arm release was something he had a chance to show off with. Jackson and the Ravens did what they had to do to win the game. They scratched and clawed their way to a victory. The Ravens had dominated for weeks. This proved that the Ravens could win a tough game.