49ers vs. Ravens: Week 13 by the Numbers
Watching Lamar Jackson square off against a top-ranked 49ers defense sure will be fun to watch.
And one could argue this will be the toughest challenge Jackson has had to face this season, especially with regards to what San Francisco can do against the pass.
The Niners own the league’s best pass defense, allowing a total of just 1,506 pass yards on the season. That equates to a mere 136.9 passing yards per game, which is incredible. And overall, San Francisco has surrendered 14.8 points per game, which indicates the Ravens won’t be able to reach that 43 points-per-game average they’ve enjoyed the last four weeks.
Yet if there is a weakness for the 49ers, it has been against the run. The Niners are allowing an average of 4.7 yards per rush this season, which could spell trouble, not only against Jackson’s rushing prowess, but against Ravens running back Mark Ingram, who managed 111 yards on the ground versus Los Angeles a week ago.
Not surprisingly, no team has scored more (386) than Baltimore, nor has gained more total yardage (4,766).
But the Ravens, who boast a good defense, are still prone to giving up sizable plays. Against the pass, Baltimore is allowing an average of 6.2 yards per attempt — good for 15th best — while its run defense is allowing an average of 4.3 yards per rush, which ranks 19th.
San Francisco will look to take its second-best scoring offense to the challenge, particularly on the ground to keep possession in the 49ers’ favor.