Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson have given the 49ers (10-2) fits this season, and two of them have handed San Francisco their only losses of the season.
While McDermott's defense has slowed down Tom Brady among others this season, Jackson might be his team's biggest test to date. The Seahawks would jump ahead of the 49ers in the NFC West standings, demoting San Francisco to a wild-card spot as the NFC's fifth seed. Give credit to them.
"I was really proud of the team", Kyle Shanahan said of his 49ers. The Ravens already know they can limit the ground game of the New England Patriots and the Houston Texans. The Chiefs, Bills, and Steelers now round out the AFC playoff picture, with the red-hot Titans on the outside looking in.
So, the 49ers could have up to three more chances this season to prove Whitner right.
The 49ers held the Ravens to 20 points, which is nearly impossible to accomplish. He's nearing 1,000 rushing yards this year as he leads his team with 977 yards.
Baltimore could activate safety Brynden Trawick from injured reserve to the 53-man roster later this week, but no corresponding move has been made yet. It took the Ravens 38 rushing attempts to get 178 yards. "If you watch how these guys perform against other football teams, they are doing a lot more damage than what they've done against the 49ers". Let's not also pretend that the weather didn't slow things down for both teams.
Jackson, 28, finally got the chance to play in his first National Football League regular-season game this season after being drafted by the New York Giants in 2014. This has to make the Ravens the favorites to win the Super Bowl.