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Instant reaction to the 49ers 33-19 loss to the Ravens

The 49ers got manhandled in an ugly Christmas loss.

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at San Francisco 49ers Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers dropped to 11-4 with a 33-19 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at home on Christmas, leaving them needing potentially two more wins to clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

It was an all-around ugly performance for the 49ers, who struggled significantly on the offensive side of the ball as Brock Purdy threw for four interceptions, while the defense gave up their most points of the season.

Following the game, 49ers analyst Rohan Chakravarthi shared his instant reaction to the team’s 33-19 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, pointing out the major takeaways for the team moving forward.

Offense

Offensively, it starts with Brock Purdy, who had himself a performance to forget, throwing for 255 yards and four interceptions at a 56 percent completion rate.

Purdy’s first interception came in the red zone and appeared to be his fault, as he was a tad late in throwing a crosser in the direction of Deebo Samuel.

While the second turnover appeared to be some bad luck and the third one wasn’t fully his fault, four interceptions cannot happen, especially against a team of the Ravens caliber.

Christian McCaffrey was extremely efficient with his carries, but didn’t see many touches on the ground early on, and the ball went away from him as the game script flipped with the 49ers going down by multiple scores.

Tight end George Kittle and wideout Brandon Aiyuk both had big games as the 49ers looked to close the gap, but it ultimately wasn’t enough in the losing effort.

In a turn of events, the 49ers had quarterback Sam Darnold finish the game after Brock Purdy left with a shoulder stinger. While Purdy was cleared to play, he ultimately remained on the bench with San Francisco initially down several scores.

Defense

The 49ers defense started off the game playing fairly well, as they were able to hold the Ravens to field goals on three different occasions in the first half, despite dealing with some poor starting field position.

However, as the game went along, San Francisco looked tired and it reflected on the field against Lamar Jackson, who was able to have its way, en route to 33 points on the day.

The Ravens didn’t see too much success on the ground, despite coming in as the league’s best rushing team, but it was an intriguing strategy to start as Baltimore chose to feature more of a passing approach to begin the game.

While the defense wasn’t the reason that San Francisco lost, there is a lot to clean up for the 49ers here.