NFL Preview Capsule: 49ers at Ravens


Thursday, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network

OPENING LINE — Ravens by 3½

RECORD VS. SPREAD — San Francisco 8-0-1; Baltimore 5-4

SERIES RECORD — Ravens lead 2-1

LAST MEETING — Ravens beat 49ers 9-7, Oct. 7, 2007

LAST WEEK — 49ers beat Cardinals 23-7; Ravens beat Bengals 31-24

49ers OFFENSE — OVERALL (20), RUSH (6), PASS (27)

49ers DEFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (1), PASS (23)



STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — First game in NFL history that two brothers face each other as head coaches. John Harbaugh is in his fourth year with Baltimore, and younger brother Jim Harbaugh is enjoying an outstanding rookie season with the 49ers. … Jim Harbaugh played QB for Ravens in 1998. … San Francisco leads NFL with fewest points allowed per game, and Baltimore ranks third. … It’s the fourth Thanksgiving game in 49ers history, the first since 1972. Ravens have never played in one. … San Francisco’s seeking first nine-game winning streak since 1997 and looking to go 5-0 on road for first time since 1990. … 49ers RB Frank Gore needs 61 yards to pass Joe Perry (7,344) as leading rusher in franchise history. … SF has not yet allowed a rushing touchdown this season. … 49ers have outscored opponents by 111 points, second-largest differential in NFL. … At home, Ravens have won seven straight, 15 of 16 and are 24-5 under Harbaugh, including 7-0 against NFC. … Baltimore hopes to have services of MLB Ray Lewis (foot), whose streak of 57 straight games ended last Sunday. … Ravens rookie WR Torrey Smith leads NFL with 20.3 yards per catch average. … Baltimore is only NFL team with three receivers with at least 500 yards (Smith, Anquan Boldin and Ray Rice). … Ravens QB Joe Flacco has eight 300-yard games, tied with Vinny Testaverde for franchise record. … Ravens’ 256 points scored are their most ever through 10 games.

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