December 5, 2013 Sections
Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
BALTIMORE RAVENS (13-6) AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (13-4-1)
CBS (5 p.m.): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Steve Tasker & Solomon Wilcots (field reporters).
Dial Global Radio, TSN 1290: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, James Lofton & Mark Malone
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
Joe Flacco: 317 attempts, 531 completions, 3,817 yards, 22 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 87.7 quarterback rating
Colin Kaepernick: 136 attempts, 218 completions, 1,814 yards, 10 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, 98.3 quarterback rating
Ray Rice: 257 rushes, 1,143 yardsNINERS
Frank Gore: 258 rushes, 1,214 yards
Anquin Boldin: 65 receptions, 921 yards, 14 touchdowns
Michael Crabtree: 85 receptions, 1,105 yards, 13 touchdowns
352.5 average yards per gameNINERS
361.8 average yards per game
Paul Kruger: 9
Aldon Smith: 19.5
Ed Reed: 4
Dashon Goldson: 3
Justin Tucker: (42/42 PAT; 30/33 FG)
David Akers: (44/44 PAT; 29/42 FG)
RAVENS: Club will make second SB appearance in franchise history -- defeated NYG, 34-7 in SB XXXV... The Ravens (.650, 13-7) have highest post-season win pct. of any team...With win JOHN HARBAUGH will surpass TOM FLORES (8) for the most postseason wins by a head coach in his 1st 5 seasons in NFL history...QB JOE FLACCO has 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 114.7 passer rating in '12 postseason. Flacco registered 6th career playoff road win last week, surpassing ELI MANNING (5) for most in NFL history by QB. RAY LEWIS has played in 20 career post-season games (13-7, .650). Lewis has NFL-best 44 tackles in '12 playoffs. Was named MVP of SB XXXV... S ED REED has 8 career post-season INTs, tied for fourth-most in NFL history.
49ERS: Have won five Super Bowls (XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV, XXIX), 2nd most in NFL history (Pit., 6). Are 5-0 in SBs, outscoring opponents 188-89. This is team's first SB appearance since 1994 season (XXIX, 1/29/95). 49ers won SB XXIV (1/28/90) over Denver, 55-10 in New Orleans. SF has 28 playoff wins, 4th most in NFL history. Team is 28-18 (.609) in post-season all-time... Head coach JIM HARBAUGH is 27-8-1 (.764) in 1st 2 seasons (incl. playoffs). His 27 wins are tied for 3rd most all-time in 1st 2 NFL seasons (incl. post-season). QB COLIN KAEPERNICK is 7-2 (.778) as starter (incl. playoffs). In those 9 starts, has 101.2 passer rating with 13 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 440 rush yards with 4 TDs. In NFC Champ, Kaepernick completed 16 of 21 (76.2 per cent) for 233 yards with 1 TD, 0 INTs & 127.7 rating. In two postseason games, has 105.9 rating & has rushed for 202 yards (101 per game) & has scored 5 TDs (3 pass, 2 rush)...RB Gore rushed for 1,214 yards, his team-record 6th 1,000-yard season. Is franchise leader with 8,839 career rush yards & 51 career rush TDs... LB Aldon Smith's 33.5 sacks are most by player in first 2 seasons. Led NFC with team-record 19.5 sacks. LB Patrick Willis ranked 2nd on team with 120 tackles. Has been selected to Pro Bowl in each of first six seasons.
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 2, 2013 C4