What should the 49'ers do to put the game out of reach for the Ravens?
The 49'ers are probably the most ''complete'' team in the NFL, but if they want to win they have to fix the problems there secondary have had in the last few games. They led up 396 yards passing against the Falcons, and most of those yards where because of bad communication and errors. Dashon Goldson would often bite on small double moves from Julio Jones and Jones would come free over the top a lot! Their Run D was as good as usually, and thats what you expect with the type of front seven they have. One matchup to look for is Bryant McKinnie vs. Aldon Smith, Ravens O-line have been tossed up after a couple of mid season injury, but now they actually have the best unit they have had for a long time. They moved Oher from left to right tackle, put McKinnie on left tackle and now have Osemele at left guard, with Birk at center and Yanda at right guard. This have helped their offense gratefully in the passing game, with McKinnie looking like the left tackle he was with the Vikings, i could really see this O-line play a good game this Sunday.
On offense they need to keep a good balance between run and pass, let Kaepernick run loose like he did against the packers, and keep Vernon Davis in the game. The Ravens linebackers don't match up well against big fast tight ends, so he should have a big day. One guy to look for on San Fransisco offense is the rookie spell back, LaMichael James. He didn't have much of a role throughout the season but have been a good back in the new Pistol Offense the 49'ers have gone to after rolling with Kaepernick as the starter. Against the slower linebackers off the Ravens, he should have no problem with getting some good runs on the outside.