Steve Smith wasn't supposed to play, but he's out there making diving

Joe Flacco

San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick wasn't even planning on hitting so many big plays. Smith blew totally by him and was wide open, 40 yards downfield. "We should have put up a lot of points because we had so much room".

The Ravens have already made several roster moves to fix the secondary and none of them have worked. In that game they let go of a 21-9 lead in the third quarter, to show just how fragile they are this season. "He's making throw under pressure".

Joe Flacco guided the Ravens to the 49ers' 35-yard line with 13 seconds remaining. Tomsula screamed from the sideline for Kaepernick to get under the ball quickly and run a play before the Ravens challenged it. Kaepernick did. "We're playing better and better", Colin Kaepernick said.

Wright owned up to his mistake. "We can't afford to do that right now". "That's fine, but at the end of the day we have to believe in ourselves and as a team, we've got to know what we're worth". "We haven't been able to get there yet. I didn't play smart". On the Smith bomb, he faked the play-action, dropped back one step and winged it - then sprinted downfield to greet Smith in the end zone.

Eric Reid knocked down Joe Flacco s last pass into the end zone to clinch the win.

All year, wide receivers Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown have been under a small bit of scrutiny in a passing offense that seems to go as veteran Steve Smith Sr. goes, and on Sunday, Brown had an opportunity to silence a few of his critics with his first touchdown pass since 2013. With the recent extension for Marshall Yanda, Baltimore might not be able to meet a potential market demand for left guard Kelechi Osemele. Numerous teams could use help on the offensive line. "I'm sure they feel the same way". "We've got to get them down". Don't just throw plays out there. "Throw plays out there that are going to work, that have a shot to work". Their problems came in pairs, too: Steve Smith's two end-zone drops, two drops by the defense on would-be interceptions and Flacco's two picks. The rest of the receiving corps was contained.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53) tackles Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett (29) during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, October 18, 2015. The 49ers pulled to within two games of the first-place Arizona Cardinals in the NFC West, and they face the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium on Thursday night. Injuries are part of the game, but Baltimore had enough talent to win. Not since 1982 have the 49ers had three receivers tallied at least 85 yards, and while Anquan Boldin (six catches, 102 yards) and Torrey Smith (three catches, 96 yards) feasted on their former team, it was fullback Bruce Miller (three catches, 89 yards) who sparked the passing game early and bolstered Kaepernick s confidence. The 49ers quarterback passed for 340 yards on 16 passes for two touchdowns against zero interceptions.

The Ravens will look to take advantage of a weak San Francisco pass defense on Sunday. The 49ers made a point of targeting their former defensive back who also gave up the game-winning touchdown to Patton later in the game.



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