The San Francisco 49ers snapped a four-game losing streak on Sunday, holding on at home for a 25-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Here's 3 things we learned from both teams.
Baltimore Ravens (1-5)
Baltimore's secondary continues to be a liability. They made the San Francisco 49ers look explosive through the air thanks to a handful of missed assignments, including one on a LONG Torrey Smith touchdown reception.
Justin Forsett's workload was kept to just 17 carries as he continues to recover from a sprained ankle. The Ravens overloaded on the pass to compensate to mixed results.
It's likely time to turn out the lights on the Ravens. At last check, only one NFL team has made the playoffs in the Super Bowl era after starting 1-5. That would be the 1970 Cincinnati Bengals -- a team who actually started 1-6 before coming back to make the postseason.
San Francisco 49ers (2-4)
Colin Kaepernick is coming around. He completed just 16 of 27 passes on Sunday, but those 16 connections went for 340 yards and two touchdowns. That's 21.25 yards per completion (and no interceptions) for a guy who looked like a shell of himself just a couple weeks ago.
San Francisco's secondary gave up 343 passing yards on Sunday, but they did a solid job of keeping Ravens receivers in front of them on a day when Joe Flacco attempted a robust 53 throws.
All of sudden, the 49ers and Seahawks are tied at the bottom of the NFC West with identical 2-4 records. They'll face off on Thursday Night Football in a game which could very well serve as a playoff elimination game.Back to the San Francisco 49ers Newsfeed