Ball-handling is an area Baltimore has excelled in, thanks largely to the gravity of quarterback Lamar Jackson.
The Ravens ran an identical play to one which set up their second touchdown of the game, with Jackson faking the run, and turning, before finding a massive hole on the left side. Jackson's rushing yards ranks ninth in the NFL.
"These guys are the best team in football", Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of the 49ers after Monday night's win, per ESPN. Their defense leads the National Football League with an eye-popping 44 sacks and are holding opponents to an average of 4.29 yards per play in 2019 - the lowest in the National Football League - and the fewest net yards passing per game (136.9) in 37 years. Given the magnitude of the contest, much of the country will receive the 49ers-Ravens game on their local FOX affiliate. They are tied for second with 15 rushing touchdowns.
On the very first drive of the game, the 49ers took the lead through a fantastic, leaping 33-yard touchdown grab from Deebo Samuel as he rose above Marcus Peters to secure the catch. Jimmy Garoppolo completed 14 of 20 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns in the win. From that point, the Ravens mounted a slow march towards the 49ers' red zone, and converted on a short third down, leaving the 49ers with no timeouts remaining.
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In Jackson's first full season as a starter, the Ravens (5-2) are off to their best start since 2014 and aren't backing down from the challenge of facing the defending Super Bowl champions.
Both teams still have plenty to prove over the final month of regular season action, but with the way San Francisco and Baltimore are both playing right now, why shouldn't fans expect these two teams to meet down the road in Miami?
The San Francisco 49ers' two losses of the season were each by three points.
"It could be. Let's see. when the Super Bowl comes, whoever we play, they're going to be in trouble". The Pro Bowler is not ready to crown the Niners just yet, but he seems to think the Ravens have already punched their tickets. But again, the defense won the battle, as Garoppolo's fourth-and-one pass was tipped at the line and hit the turf with just over six minutes to go.