1:00 PM ET, November 30, 2003
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The defense returned to form, the offense matched the standard it set one week earlier, and the special teams were spectacular.It added up to the most lopsided victory in the history of the Baltimore Ravens, a 44-6 rout of the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday that served as a perfect tuneup for next week's clash for first place in the AFC North.
If I'm the 49ers, I place the ball back in the hands of Tim Rattay. He looks better at his worst than Garcia does at his worst and that's a telling sign. Anybody can look great at any particular time, but a team can tell more about a player by how he plays when he doesn't have his best stuff. With Rattay at QB, the 49ers don't have to worry about reckless play or injuries. It's time for them to start evaluating Rattay as their QB for next season.
Question on the Ravens: Is Lewis the best defensive player in the game?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Line Judge Carl Johnson received a concussion near the end of the second quarter during the Ravens' celebration of Ray Lewis' TD. ... The 49ers have an interception in eight successive games. ... 49ers RB Garrison Hearst sprained his right knee in the third quarter and did not return.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.0||5.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||3:33||JAMAL LEWIS 6 YD RUN (MATT STOVER KICK) |
Drive: 3 plays, 30 yds, 1:28
|FG||5:57||TODD PETERSON 48 YD |
Drive: 6 plays, 33 yds, 2:24
|FG||11:40||TODD PETERSON 40 YD |
Drive: 4 plays, 8 yds, 1:16
|FG||13:03||MATT STOVER 28 YD |
Drive: 4 plays, 9 yds, 1:23
|TD||14:14||MARCUS ROBINSON 38 YD PASS FROM ANTHONY WRIGHT (MATT STOVER KICK) |
Drive: 2 plays, 49 yds, :32
|TD||14:28||RAY LEWIS 29 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (MATT STOVER KICK)||6||24|
|FG||0:05||MATT STOVER 47 YD |
Drive: 8 plays, 28 yds, 3:16
|TD||1:15||TERRY JONES 6 YD PASS FROM ANTHONY WRIGHT (MATT STOVER KICK) |
Drive: 2 plays, 21 yds, :49
|FG||3:23||MATT STOVER 41 YD |
Drive: 5 plays, 15 yds, 1:34
|TD||13:45||MUSA SMITH 2 YD RUN (MATT STOVER KICK) |
Drive: 7 plays, 52 yds, 3:35