On one hand, they mostly stood up well against a Ravens offense that had been averaging a league-best 433 yards a contest.
Three plays later, Tucker's 49-yarder sent San Francisco packing, leaving Baltimore with a 10-2 record.
The New Orleans Saints remained at No. 4 after topping the Atlanta Falcons 26-18 on Thanksgiving and will host the 49ers on Sunday in one of the top matchups of Week 14. While they now sit at No. 1 in the NFC, they would drop all the way down to No. 5 if Seattle beats Minnesota on Monday Night Football. In fact, it pushed them all the way down to the No. 5 seed and second place in the NFC West. We had every chance to win that game. The defeat, coupled with a Seahawks win on Monday night over the Vikings, drops San Francisco from No. 1 all the way to No. 5 in the NFC playoff picture.
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On the flipside, while the 49er offense only eked out 17 points, QB Jimmy Garoppolo walked away with an efficient 15-21 on passing attempts for 165 yards and a touchdown. Both of these performances should be enough to push the Niners through the grind of the run-up to the playoffs, going forward, thanks to their stout defense.
The 49ers are still a really good football team with a great shot to punch their ticket to a Super Bowl. A few lucky bounces their way and this team could very well be 12-0, heading into their matchup with Drew Brees and the NFC South-leading Saints.