49ers vs. Ravens: 5 Things We Learned in San Francisco's 16-6 Loss

« Prev
1 of 6
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
49ers vs. Ravens: 5 Things We Learned in San Francisco's 16-6 Loss
Larry French/Getty Images

The remaining image of Thursday’s battle among Harbaugh teams was that of Alex Smith dropping back in the pocket for a pass, only to have the protection collapse under an onslaught of Ravens.

Nine sacks and 12 other hits on Smith present a set of stats too much for the 49ers to overcome. It was the most Smith had ever been sacked in a game. And with that, the game brought back the feeling of futility that 49ers fans had felt so many times from 2002 through this season.

But the Niners are 9-2 and possess the second-best record in the NFC. Yet, Thursday’s game showed us nothing more than the Ravens as a more developed versions of 49ers—fierce pass rush, great run defense and a careful, but effective offense. In that guise, here are five things we learned in the 49ers' 16-6 loss.

Begin Slideshow »

Follow San Francisco 49ers from B/R on Facebook

Follow San Francisco 49ers from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

San Francisco 49ers

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.