The game of the weekend lived up to expectations, coming down to a last-second 49-yard field goal from Justin Tucker to win it for the Ravens 20-17. In torrential rain, this was an old-fashioned slugfest, which suited both teams. The two best rushing teams showed their talents in this potential Superbowl rehearsal.
Tucker Seals Ravens Win
Both teams were at their best in this game, with Baltimore just sneaking to a win on a last-second 49-yard field goal from kicker Justin Tucker. Lamar Jackson showed he could win ugly, with only 105 passing yards. He did, however, have 101 rushing yards along with two total touchdowns.
His highlight-reel plays continued with a sensational juke move, which you can find here. Both teams rushed for over 160 yards. The Ravens responded well to an early 49ers touchdown, but as the game went on, Baltimore struggled offensively. With the game on the line in adverse conditions, it was Tucker who won it for the Ravens.
San Francisco A Superbowl Contender
The 49ers went into Baltimore, the top-ranked team in the NFC and their performance against the Ravens shows they are Superbowl contenders. They adjusted from a slow start and arguably could have won the game.
Running back Raheem Mostert had a career day, with 146 yards and a touchdown against a top-five rushing defense. That was the first 100-yard game of his career.
The 49ers face a tough end to the season, starting with into New Orleans this coming Sunday to face the two-seed Saints. They also end the year traveling to Seattle, and if they can overcome these two, they will be a lot of people NFC Superbowl pick.
Old-School Football Can Still Win In NFL
The Ravens – 49ers game was an advert for old-school football. Both teams used a bruising rushing attack along with trying to win on both offensive and defensive lines.
With the expansion of wide-open passing attacks, it’s interesting to note the Ravens and 49ers are the top two teams in the NFL right now. Both teams have shown you can win in the NFL without a wide-open passing offense. You can find more great NFL content on the website here.
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