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Golden Nuggets: Niners Rebound Against Ravens

San Francisco 49ers links for Monday, October 19 2015.

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Sometimes what you need to look good is to face somebody even more dismal than you. That's exactly what the Baltimore Ravens provided the 49ers as Colin Kaepernick and crew were able to rebound strong from 4 straight losses. Neither of these teams are elite this year, but against the Ravens' hideous secondary, Kap looked elite enough.

He was able to make even more big plays than last week as he hit Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith, and Bruce Miller almost at will. It's definitely a good confidence booster for the Niners QB and his offense especially since the Seahawks are up next. If you think the 49ers are in turmoil, what do you think Seattle is going through right now since they were expected to be the top Super Bowl contender this year? But that's another story.

On the other side of the ball, the defense is still very much inconsistent. They have been very stout against the run, but the secondary is still leaky and prone to the big play burn. The pass rush was again absent today and apparently, no one on this team "loves da sack". I think for the remainder of the season we will be looking at more up and down performances from both the offense and defense, and it might be a struggle just to match last year's 8-8 record. But a win is a win, so we all need to whoop it up and enjoy it cause Thursday Night Football is coming up fast.

Game Recaps

49ers hold off Ravens 25-20 (Inman)

Games Notes: San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens (49ers)

Kaepernick throws 2 TD passes as 49ers snap four-game skid (Yahoo)

49ers snap losing streak in 25-20 win over Ravens (PFT)

49ers light up Ravens, Wright to snap streak (SFBay)

Post-game Analysis

49ers survive nailbiter against an awful Ravens team, somehow share same record with Seahawks (BASG)

7 Notable Performances in 49ers Win over Ravens (Price)

What We Learned from 49ers vs. Ravens (Emerick)

San Francisco 49ers play well, coach well in a much-needed win (Purdy)

Report card: 49ers return to basics, earn a win (Barrows)

49ers notes: Defense bends but won't break (Barrows)

Colin Kaepernick, 49ers hold on against Ravens (Gutierrez)

49ers 25, Ravens 20: Grades (G.Cohn)

Ravens vs. 49ers: San Francisco Grades, Notes and Quotes (B/R)

Kaepernick passes Niners past floundering Ravens (NFL)


Kaepernick takes step forward (Kawakami)

Colin Kaepernick Praises Receivers, Offensive Line in Win vs. Ravens (49ers)

Colin Kaepernick up, Jarryd Hayne down in 49ers win (Gutierrez)

49ers RB Jarryd Hayne Ready for First Rivalry Game Against the Seattle Seahawks (49ers)

Carlos Hyde Battles through Foot Injury (Price)

49ers Carlos Hyde doesn't expect foot injury will sideline him for Seahawks game (Inman)

49ers notes: Wilhoite, Acker intercept Flacco; Miller nets 89 receiving yards; Bowman 15 tackles (Inman)

49ers' Torrey Smith, Anquan Boldin haunt the Ravens, their former team (SJMN)