The Ravens hang on thanks to a Justin Tucker field goal. 20-17, Ravens.
The Gauntlet is a pipe dream.
Shanahan made one of the most boneheaded playcalls of his career. On 4th and one when the run-game/QB sneaks are working, Shanahan calls some pass play?
Why does he gotta go do that? Why?
Anyways, Ravens get the ball back.
The 49ers managed to get down the field and wisely kicked the field goal to tie the thing up. Nothing to report other than the refs are one for two on PIs. One was flagged for a 4th down conversion, the second was in the endzone.
In any case it’s 17-17. Here comes Lamar Jackson *shiver*
Raheem Mostert is the man
Just pull Coleman and Breida and run him the rest of the game. Mostert has 93 yards and the Ravens can’t stop him. It’s 17-14, Ravens and the 49ers are past midfield.
49ers needed that. Marcell Harris with the strip.
Ladies and gentlemen, Marcel Harris. Wow. What a play. pic.twitter.com/ONknYJ1mp2— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) December 1, 2019
It feels like a huge win, I guess. The fascinating is beyond trash today with Lamar Jackson finally getting the “Elite QB” treatment from the officials. First the flop then a garbage roughing call when he got hit.
There was also a fourth down conversion where the Ravens got a generous (and probably unable to overturn) spot where the ball carrier stepped out before crossing the line. But what do I know?
Regardless, the 49ers got a stop and held the Ravens to a field goal. It’s 17-14, Ravens.
After the D got gashed, the 49ers put together a nice, balanced drive that contained 1: Deebo Samuel doing Deebo-like things and Raheem Mostert doing Raheem-like things (effortless speed and shrugs for 40-yards).
It set up a nice touchdown and the game is tied up 14-14.
Nothing much has changed since these two met in the Super Bowl. The Ravens are mugging like crazy out there which is setting up easy runs. It also didn’t help when Lamar Jackson got shoved and did his best Lebron James impression by flopping.
Then the 49ers forgot that Jackson likes to keep the ball and he got in for an easy TD. It’s 14-7, Ravens.
Yes, I am salty.
The 49ers need to play perfect. Jimmy Garoppolo fumbling on third down is not perfect. It set up the Lamar Jackson touchdown pass to tie things up.
Ravens celebrate their opening TD with Nick Bosa's flag planting celebration... https://t.co/GlTqRn1UmR— Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman) December 1, 2019
The Nick Bosa flag plant imitation makes no sense to me. He did it only once against Baker Mayfield and hasn’t done it since to my recollection. But you do you, Ravens. 7-7
The Ravens had to punt
With an offense that rarely punts, the 49ers allowed a couple Ravens 1st downs and then forced Lamar Jackson to stay in the pocket making him get a few incompletions. This set up a nice Fred Warner breakup and Richard Sherman coverage. The Ravens didn’t get past midfield and had to punt.
49ers need to get another score here. They need to get up early.
The 49ers got the ball and proceeded to engineer a NICE drive down the field. Deebo Samuel had an ugly tipped pass but made up for it show us why he’s the man on a 4th down bomb by just snatching this ball in a circus catch. I thought it was PI on the first glance, but was so wrong.
Yes, 4th down. The 49ers are not even trying kicks at the 30-40 yard distance becuase of the weather and right now it looks like points might be a premium today. Great start! Come on D. What a genius call on 4th and 2. It’s 7-0, 49ers.
The Gauntlet continues. The San Francisco 49ers led an impressive victory against the Green Bay Packers last week and now they will continue on in The Gauntlet against the Baltimore Ravens in a possible Super Bowl preview. This will be a morning game on FOX with a 10:00 AM start time. Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis will be calling it.
The Packers were not bad, the 49ers are just that good. That game was a statement of how good the 49ers are in 2019. Their 37-8 win over the Packers limited Aaron Rodgers to just 104 yards passing—a career worst. It was all thanks to that defense, but Jimmy Garoppolo also looked quite well and nothing like a game manager; looking off receivers, audibling plays at the line and finding wide open touchdowns.
The Ravens are swimming in their own success, having having an offense that can put up a plethora of points attached to a defense that clamps down. This is all thanks to Lamar Jackson playing in an offense that caters towards his strengths. An offense ran by Greg Roman that mirrors the same offense in San Francisco ran by Colin Kaepernick in the Jim Harbaugh era. When in San Francisco, the offense stagnated as time went on with fans calling for Roman’s firing. In Baltimore, it has shown no signs of slowing down. Running back Mark Ingram is a bowling ball and Jackson is more slippery than Russell Wilson in the tackling department. The 49ers make it downright unfair for pocket passers, but they have struggled against the read option and running quarterbacks, Rodgers notwithstanding.
To prepare for Jackson, the 49ers have used Richie James on the scout team. Take from that what you will.
While this may be a Super Bowl preview, remember the game is in Baltimore, so calm expectations somewhat. If the 49ers have issues, being on the opposite side of the country can definitely have a hand in things. Regardless, these are the top-two teams in the league and we are getting a HUGE treat as football fans to see what these two teams can do.
The 49ers go into this with less injuries. George Kittle, Emmanuel Sanders and Deebo Samuel are all expected to play. Matt Breida who missed Green Bay is questionable, but expected to play. Defensive end Dee Ford and wide receiver Dante Pettis will both be out.
The Ravens are without center Matt Skura who has been placed on IR. Guard Bradley Bozeman is also questionable to play on the offensive line. Wide Receiver Miles Boykin, tight end Nick Boyle, linebacker Matt Judon, and defensive tackles Domata Peko and Michael Pierce are all questionable to play.
Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore MD
Game time: Sunday, December 1, 10:03 A.M., PT
TV channel: FOX
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Radio: 810-AM, 107.7 (Greg Papa, Tim Ryan) | Full listings
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860-AM (Jesús Zárate, Carlos Ramirez)
Matchup history: Ravens lead series 4-2-0
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt,Charles Davis
Enemy blog: Baltimore Beatdown
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Regular season schedule
Week 1: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers , 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, September 8 31-17 WIN Week 2: @ Cincinnati Bengals , 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, September 15 41-17 WIN Week 3: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers , 1:25 P.M., CBS, Sunday, September 22, 24-20 WIN Week 4: Bye week Week 5: vs. Cleveland Browns 5:15 P.M., ESPN, Monday, October 7 31-3, WIN Week 6: @ Los Angeles Rams , 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, October 13 20-1 WIN Week 7: @ Washington, 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, October 20 9-0 WIN Week 8: vs. Carolina Panthers , 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, October 27 51-13 WIN Week 9: @ Arizona Cardinals , 5:20 P.M., FOX, Thursday, October 31 28-25 WIN Week 10: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 5:15 P.M., ESPN, Monday, November 11 27-24 LOSS Week 11: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:05 P.M., FOX, Sunday, November 17 36-26 WIN Week 12: vs. Green Bay Packers , 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, November 24 37-8 WIN
Week 13: @ Baltimore Ravens, 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, December 1
Week 14: @ New Orleans Saints 10:00 A.M., FOX, Sunday, December 8
Week 15: vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, December 15
Week 16: vs. Los Angeles Rams, TBD, Saturday OR Sunday, December 21/22
Week 17: @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25 P.M., FOX, Sunday, December 29