Ravens Report

Ravens 9 49ers 7

Ravens Gameday

October 08, 2007|By JAMISON HENSLEY

Survival game

The Ravens' offense managed only three field goals but it left satisfied. After losing two offensive linemen (left tackle Adam Terry and center Mike Flynn) on one series in the first half, the Ravens had to gut it out with three rookie blockers. Plus, with Todd Heap and Daniel Wilcox sidelined, the Ravens played with one healthy tight end (Quinn Sypniewski).

Back and kicking After uncharacteristically missing two field-goal attempts a week ago, Matt Stover carried the Ravens offensively with three field goals yesterday, converting from 26, 32 and 49 yards. It is the first time since the Ravens' Super Bowl season of 2000 that they won a game by scoring just field goals.

Touchdown woes The Ravens have scored just one touchdown in their past 10 quarters and have reached the end zone once in their past six trips into the red zone. They ran five plays inside the 49ers' 20-yard line and gained a total of 5 yards.

Quote to note "We're disappointed because we shouldn't have given up seven. We should have got a shutout. There's a high standard of excellence around here. We want to pitch shutouts, especially against a team which shouldn't have got a first down against us." - Linebacker Bart Scott on the Ravens' defensive effort.

Coming attraction The Ravens play their only home game of the month against the St. Louis Rams, one of three winless teams in the NFL. The Rams replaced starting quarterback Marc Bulger with Gus Frerotte, who threw three touchdowns and three interceptions in yesterday's 34-31 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

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