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Ravens vs. 49ers final recap: A heavyweight showdown

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NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Baltimore Ravens Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The 9-2 Baltimore Ravens entered Week 13 on a seven-game win streak to face the 10-1 San Francisco 49ers in the game of the week.

The rain was pouring to start the game as San Francisco received the ball first. Baltimore’s defense had a rough start as rookie WR Deebo Samuel scored a 33-yard touchdown on 4th-&-2. CB Marcus Peters seemed to be in position to make an interception on the pass but Samuel snatched the ball away to walk into the end zone.

QB Lamar Jackson and the offense took a drive to get going. After a strip sack by DB Chuck Clark to give the ball back to the offense at the 23 yard line, Jackson delivered a strike to tight end Mark Andrews for a 20-yard score to tie the game at 7-7.

The Ravens took their first lead of the day on their next drive when Jackson ran it in for the one-yard touchdown. The offense was rolling in the rain with their third drive lasting 13 plays and 7:15.

The lead wasn’t safe for very long, however, as RB Raheem Mostert broke free for a 40-yard touchdown run to tie the game up again at 14-14. Baltimore took a 17-14 lead into halftime after a 30-yard field goal by Justin Tucker and a missed field goal by Robbie Gould.

It seemed the the Ravens offense was ready to take control of the game to start the third quarter as they drove 55-yards on five plays before Jackson had the ball stripped by cornerback Marcell Harris on a 14-yard run.

The 49ers offense could not be stopped as they marched for a 14-play drive that went for 66 yards and lasted 8:26. The drive ended in a 32-yard field goal to once again tie the game with the fourth quarter nearing.

Both team’s defenses stepped up for the fourth quarter as each team was forced to punt. Baltimore was unable to find much success in the running game, leading to a 4th-&-5. The Ravens decided to go for it, but Jackson’s pass to Andrews was incomplete.

San Francisco’s offense took over with a little over nine minutes in the game but was soon faced with a fourth down decision as well. Facing a 4th-&-1 at the 35 yard line, the 49ers elected to keep their offense on the field.

With the game potentially on the line, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo pass was deflected at the line by defensive end Chris Wormley, giving the Ravens the ball back with 6:28 remaining in regulation and a long field to drive to get into field goal range.

12 plays later, Tucker trotted onto the field for the 49-yard game-winning field goal to send Baltimore to 10-2.

The Ravens need help from the Houston Texans on Sunday Night Football in order to take the No. 1 seed in the AFC from the New England Patriots.