Ravnes-49ers Capsule


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OPENING LINE – Ravens by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD – Ravens 0-4-1, 49ers 2-3-0

SERIES RECORD – Ravens lead 4-1

LAST MEETING – Ravens beat 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl, Feb. 3, 2013

LAST WEEK – Ravens lost to Browns 33-30, OT; 49ers lost to Giants 30-27

AP PRO32 RANKING – Ravens No. 23, 49ers No. 28



49ERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (29), RUSH (5), PASS (31).

49ERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (31), RUSH (17), PASS (30).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Last-place Ravens 1-4 for first time. … 49ers, also last in division, on four-game skid for worst start since 2010. … Baltimore has won four straight vs. San Francisco, including Super Bowl. … Baltimore’s second trip to Bay Area in less than month after 37-33 loss at Oakland on Sept. 20. Also Ravens’ fourth road game in six weeks, third out West. … Ravens have won six in row against NFC teams and are 19-9 vs. NFC under John Harbaugh. … Baltimore’s first trip to 49ers’ home field since 9-7 win Oct. 7, 2007. … Teams played in preseason last year after holding joint practices. … Last regular-season meeting was Ravens’ Thanksgiving night win in 2011 with John Harbaugh beating little brother Jim in now-departed coach’s first year in NFL. … Ravens have lost second-half leads in each defeat. … San Francisco’s lone victory against Ravens was Nov. 17, 1996, in first meeting between teams. … 49ers WRs Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith are former top targets of Ravens QB Joe Flacco. … Flacco went 15 of 23 for 161 yards and TD in Ravens’ 16-6 win on Thanksgiving 2011. Voted Super Bowl MVP with 22-of-33 line for 287 yards, three TDs and 124.2 passer rating. … Ravens won Super Bowl with goal-line stand as 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, in 10th career start and promoted previous November over now-Chiefs QB Alex Smith, threw three straight incomplete passes intended for Michael Crabtree with chances coming from Ravens 5. … Super Bowl defeat was first by 49ers, who were 5-0 previously in NFL’s championship game. … Only four 49ers Super Bowl starters still around: Kaepernick, TE Vernon Davis, LT Joe Staley, LG Alex Boone. … In seven career games vs. Baltimore, 49ers S Antoine Bethea has 44 tackles and three interceptions. … Fantasy Tip: 49ers TE Vernon Davis is expected back after missing two games with knee injury, so pressing question is how effective he might be considering layoff.

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