Capsule RAVENS ( 3-7) vs. 49ERS (7-3)

November 17, 1996|By Gary Lambrecht

Site: 3Com Park, San Francisco.

Time: 4 p.m.

TV: Chs. 11, 4.

Announcers: Marv Albert and Sam Wyche.

Radio: WLIF (101.9 FM), WJFK (1300 AM)

Line: 49ers by 12.

Records on grass: Ravens 3-4; 49ers 4-3.

Last week: Ravens lost to Jacksonville, 30-27; the 49ers lost to Dallas in overtime, 20-17.

Last meeting: Ravens, then the Cleveland Browns, beat the 49ers, 23-13, on Sept. 13, 1993.

Who's hot: Ravens: RB Bam Morris accounted for 182 yards from scrimmage last week. QB Vinny Testaverde has a career-high 23 TD passes. WRs Michael Jackson (697 yards, nine TDs) and Derrick Alexander (775, eight) are the hottest tandem in the league. S Eric Turner has an interception in his last three games. 49ers: WR Jerry Rice has 63 catches for 790 yards and five TDs, and recently went over the 1,000-catch mark for his career. RB Terry Kirby is averaging 4.0 yards per rush on 75 attempts and 8.3 yards per reception on 24 catches. FB William Floyd has returned from reconstructive knee surgery to average 4.8 yards on 21 rushing attempts. MLB Ken Norton has a team-high 102 tackles. K Jeff Wilkins has missed only two of 20 field-goal attempts. DE Roy Barker and DT Bryant Young are tied for the team lead with eight sacks apiece.

Who's not: Ravens: FB Carwell Gardner, who missed last week with a shoulder injury, has not carried the ball since gaining 6 yards on two carries against Indianapolis on Oct. 13. MLB Ray Lewis will miss his first game after suffering a sprained ankle early in last week's loss to Jacksonville. After back-to-back 100-yard receiving games, WR Floyd Turner did not catch a pass last week. 49ers: QB Steve Young suffered his second concussion in three games in last week's loss to Dallas. RB Derek Loville is averaging only 3.0 yards per carry. QB Elvis Grbac threw two costly interceptions in last week's loss. WR Terrell Owens has only 14 receptions.

Injuries:

RAVENS: Out: Randy Baldwin (thigh), DE Rob Burnett (knee), C Steve Everitt (shoulder), DT Dan Footman (arm). Doubtful: FB Carwell Gardner (shoulder), LB Ray Lewis (ankle), LB Jerrol Williams (knee). Questionable: CB Antonio Langham (hamstring). Probable: S Bennie Thompson (thumb).

49ERS: Out: LB Gary Plummer (knee). Doubtful: QB Steve Young (concussion), RB Tommy Vardell (ankle). Questionable: DE Chris Doleman (knee). Probable: T Harris Barton (hip), S Tim McDonald (groin), DT Bryant Young (migraine).

Key: O-Out. D-doubtful, 25 percent chance of playing. Q-questionable, 50 percent. P-probable, 75 percent.

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Statistical comparison:

NFL RANKINGS

............... Total ... Off. Rush ... Pass ... Total ... Def. Rush ... Pass

Ravens ......... 3 ....... 15 .......... 2 ...... 28 ...... 27 .......... 26

49ers .......... 12 ...... 9 ........... 16 ..... 5 ....... 4 ........... 10

OFFENSE ....................... Ravens ..... 49ers

FIRST DOWNS ................... 216 ........ 179

Rushing ....................... 71 ......... 67

Passing ....................... 130 ........ 101

Penalty ....................... 15 ......... 11

YDS GAINED (tot) .............. 3605 ....... 3257

Avg per Game .................. 360.5 ...... 325.7

RUSHING (net) ................. 1068 ....... 1158

Avg per Game .................. 106.8 ...... 115.8

Rushes ........................ 256 ........ 289

Yards per Rush ................ 4.2 ........ 4.0

PASSING (net) ................. 2537 ....... 2099

Avg per Game .................. 253.7 ...... 209.9

Passes Att. ................... 358 ........ 340

Completed ..................... 209 ........ 205

Pct Completed ................. 58.4 ....... 60.3

Yards Gained .................. 2703 ....... 2219

Sacked ........................ 22 ......... 24

Yards Lost .................... 166 ........ 120

Had intercepted ............... 13 ......... 11

Yards Opp Ret ................. 246 ........ 51

Opp TDs on Int ................ 3 .......... 0

PUNTS ......................... 43 ......... 52

Avg Yards ..................... 43.0 ....... 43.2

PUNT RETURNS .................. 23 ......... 28

Avg Return .................... 8.7 ........ 10.4

Returned for TD ............... 0 .......... 0

KICKOFF RETURNS ............... 56 ......... 35

Avg Return .................... 21.1 ....... 21.4

Returned for TD ............... 0 .......... 0

PENALTIES ..................... 55 ......... 78

Yards Penalized ............... 474 ........ 553

FUMBLES BY .................... 15 ......... 4

Fumbles Lost .................. 8 .......... 2

Opp Fumbles ................... 15 ......... 20

Opp Fum Lost .................. 5 .......... 9

POSS. TIME (avg) .............. 27:31 ...... 30:32

TOUCHDOWNS .................... 31 ......... 25

Rushing ....................... 8 .......... 10

Passing ....................... 23 ......... 14

Returns ....................... 0 .......... 1

EXTRA POINTS(tot) ............. 26 ......... 25

Kicks Made/2Pt ................ 21/5 ....... 24/1

FIELD GOALS/FGA ............... 9/13 ....... 18/20

POINTS SCORED ................. 244 ........ 234

DEFENSE ....................... Ravens ..... 49ers

POINTS ALLOWED ................ 286 ........ 152

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