By Robert Gibson Telegraph Local- See my Blog
Significant rain and great wind slams through M&T stadium. Two of the hardest hitting on the Offensive line. Mark Ingram along with Lamar Jackson for Baltimore are first in rushing. The 49ers three-headed monsters Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida, and Raheem Mostert has San Francisco a strong second in rushing yards.
The games was predicted to be extremely close and a complete running juggernaut. Although 49ers running back tied it at 14 with a outstanding Garapol handoff to Raheem Moster, the big decision of the 1st quarter was when Shanahan chose to go deep on 4th and 2. Garapoolo connected with Deebo Samuel and gave the 49ers early momentum.
The weather conditions came into play and forced the 49ers to fumble by Chuck Clark on a sack. The Ravens capitalized phenomenally, tieing it up early. More mistakes like this can create beautiful momentum shifts for Baltimore to continue to capitalize on.
The game is as close as many have predicted, but the rushing yards could be what tells the tale.
The secret star of this game could be Lamar Jackson who practiced before this game with a wet football to better be equipped for these rainy conditions.