Loss to Ravens means bigger implications for Niners-Saints

NFL Draft How have Lamar Jackson and 32 other 32nd overall picks done

NFL Draft How have Lamar Jackson and 32 other 32nd overall picks done

While the 49ers did lose the game and drop to 10-2 on the season, they have plenty of reasons to feel good about their performance in what could be a preview of Super Bowl 54.

The combination of driving rain, a stiff wind and San Francisco's rugged defense was hard for Jackson to handle. His fumble proved critical, though he didn't throw an interception.

Asked afterward to describe the weather, Jackson bowed his head, lifted it slowly and peeked over the podium to declare, "Horrible".

With two field goals in this game, Tucker is now 259-for-286 in his career, a success rate of 90.6 percent that makes him the most accurate kicker in National Football League history.

"I didn't really have a good experience when I was here", Mostert said.

"It was my fault", Jackson said. I've got all the faith in him.

But the double-threat quarterback was solid when it counted.

The 49ers did not deploy the same kind of aggressive pass rush against Jackson because of his ability to break down a defense with his legs.

Jackson knew that after he had done his job, Tucker would do his part.

By the time Justin Tucker was ready, the steady rain that had fallen all day had given way to a heavy mist.

Tucker, the most accurate field goal kicker in National Football League history, now has 15 game-winners over an eight-year career.

He said after the game it was a response to Bosa's taunt against the Browns. Garoppolo was sacked and stripped later in the first quarter that led to a Baltimore touchdown, a few weeks after three 49ers turnovers resulted in 21 points during the loss the Seahawks. Those two played particularly well in pass coverage, and the 49ers gave up just 105 yards through the air.

The New Orleans Saints, who defeated the Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving night, are 10-2 and tied with the 49ers (10-2) for best record in the NFC. "Credit to them. Hopefully, we can earn an opportunity to maybe get the chance to play them some other time again". Mark Ingram and of course Lamar Jackson will take advantage of the sloppy conditions and run all over San Francisco. Warner also had another crucial PBU in the fourth quarter on 4th-and-4. Jackson ran off right guard for 3 yards to extend the drive. "On the road against a great opponent", 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders told reporters after the game.

Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen scrambled 17 yards for a touchdown with 1:51 remaining on a drive extended because of a fourth-down conversion.

Sunday's narrow 20-17 defeat at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens will undoubtedly sting as the Niners regroup in Florida this week. The Ravens stopped the 49ers on a fourth-and-1 from the Ravens' 35 when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's pass intended for tight end George Kittle was incomplete. A string of blowouts against some of the NFL's winningest teams - the Seahawks, Patriots, Texans and Rams - had made the Ravens the sizzle of the season. If the 49ers can contain Lamar Jackson, the Ravens' offense will become more one-dimensional. And he threw a attractive 33-yard touchdown pass to Deebo Samuel.

"On offense, we were beating ourselves", Mostert insisted.

During Baltimore's second touchdown drive, Jackson put a move on K'Waun Williams that caused the cornerback to stagger to his right and fall down as the quarterback blew past him during a 7-yard run.

Upon making his return to Charm City on Sunday, Mostert figured into the game plan, as Matt Breida continued to recover from an ankle injury.

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