If this edition of 49ers-Ravens - filled with elite players, fourth-down gutsiness and top-notch defense on a rainy afternoon - was indeed a Super Bowl preview, everyone's in for a treat in February. In most years this 49ers team would be leading the league in rushing; that's how good the Ravens are at running the football. I think they did a great job.
Only two teams, both way back in the 1970s, have run for more yards through 12 games than Baltimore has. Apparently, he got bad information and wasn't cut then, but Baltimore let him go the following week without seeing what he could do with the ball in his hands. But nobody, including Mostert himself, knew what was in store.
Indeed, nobody's hand was hotter than Mostert's, as the Niners searched for offensive production amid the steady rain that fell throughout their 20-17 loss to the Ravens. "He's just so fast", McDermott said.
So chances are good that the Saints will be able to (temporarily) grab the top seed in the NFC playoffs picture after this game. Jackson is leading the National Football League with 32 touchdowns and has his team on an eight-game winning streak. He had a career day with 146 yards on 19 carries and a 40-yard touchdown run. He's thrown five touchdowns in a single game twice this year. Now that the 49ers are 10-2 (tying New Orleans), the surging Seattle Seahawks can match their record with a win over the Minnesota Vikings in prime-time. "It doesn't matter the position, what they're doing - special teams, defense, offense - they step in and make a play when your name is called". You watched them today, they didn't go rogue or go renegade.