The Ravens are on a 4-game winning streak and at 11-3 they clinched a playoff spot and lead the Browns by 2 games in the AFC North. Since their bye, the Niners are on a 6-game winning streak and are the odds-on favorites to win the Super Bowl. Which of these elite teams will have the upper hand on Christmas?
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Baltimore is coming off an impressive 23-7 road win over the Jaguars who lead their division. They ran for over 250 yards and held the Jags to just 3 of 13 on 3rd down. On the season, the Ravens rank 1st in points allowed per game (16.1) and 4th in scoring (27.4).
The 163.8 yards per game they are averaging on the ground is also ranked 1st in the league. With the strength of the Niners being their defense, the Ravens may need to throw the ball a bit more than they would normally do.
San Francisco is averaging over 30ppg which is good enough for 3rd in the league. The defense is slightly behind the Ravens, allowing just 16.7ppg. The offense has been as balanced as any team in the league.
They rank 3rd in both passing and rushing yards per game (273pypg & 139.9rypg). They also lead the league in interceptions on the season with 19 which have led to several short fields for the offense.
Everyone seems to be backing the Niners and putting them on an untouchable pedestal. However, they have not faced the type of dynamic offense that the Ravens possess.
The ability of Lamar to make positive yards from broken pockets will neutralize the effect that Bosa and others off the edge have against the typical pocket passing QBs. Baltimore’s defense will also provide opportunities as they are strong against the pass and will likely make Purdy look a lot less than an MVP candidate.
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