"We want to be on the field," said Marshal Yanda. "We want to stay on the field."
As rare as a losing team is a loser on week 13, especially a week after strangling the formidable Packers, San Francisco (10-2) had not yet played as strong an opponent as the Ravens, who entered the game. game leading the NFL in points, racing yards, total yards per game and unofficially opponents emptied.
Contrary to popular perception, Jackson does not play with his right hand because he found it so simple to do with his left, nor did he teach Michael Phelps, a fervent Ravens fan, to swim. These viral fictions reflect the legendary status Jackson has achieved among teams rushing to resolve the electrifying unpredictability that has impressed them.
During the Ravens' winning streak, Jackson was tested and confused some of the league's smartest defensive gurus – coaches Bill Belichick (Patriots) and Pete Carroll (Seahawks) and defensive coordinators Romeo Crennel (Texans) and Wade Phillips (Ram) . With the exception of a Super Bowl rematch, Baltimore is unlikely to face such a destructive front as San Francisco's again. In these five wins, in which the Ravens won by 107 points combined, Jackson was responsible for 14 touchdowns – 10 passes, four races – and only one turnover.
This gaffe came just after the break on Sunday, in the midst of a fruitful trip deep into San Francisco territory, at the end of Jackson's longest race. Marcell Harris dislodged Jackson's ball and retrieved it, giving the 49ers possession of their own 20. While San Francisco marched across the field, Jackson flogged, annoyed by his mistake and its aftermath – a goal from Robbie Gould on the field. 14-game series, which tied at 17-17. Jackson regained focus, he said, only on the pitch again, and he was still furious with himself after the game.
"If I keep the ball in hand, we will score," Jackson said.
Although no team has forced three outs and outs (38) or allowed fewer yards per game (4.29) or spawned more bags (44) than the 49ers, their lapses this season of joy share a common culprit: mobile quarterbacks like Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray. In response, the 49ers focused on committing to the moves read in the Jackson area and not protecting the edges.
"You have to defend yourself in every move," said San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan. "You can't just go after the quarterback."