Five Ravens to watch on offense
Anquan Boldin has stepped his game up to another level this postseason, with 16 catches for 276 yards and three touchdowns in three games. He reached the end zone twice in the AFC Championship game win over the Patriots.
Ray Rice averaged just 2.5 yards per carry against the Patriots, but scored his second touchdown of the postseason and is a threat on the ground and through the air. In 16 regular season games, Rice rushed 257 times for 1,143 yards and nine touchdowns and added 61 receptions for 478 yards and a score.
With the Ravens' win over the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, Joe Flacco passed Eli Manning for the most road playoff wins by a starting QB in NFL history with six. He has eight touchdowns compared to just one interception this postseason after compiling a 22/10 ratio during the regular season.
It hasn't taken long for Torrey Smith to make a name for himself in the NFL. In his first two pro seasons, Smith has caught 99 passes for 1,696 yards and 15 touchdowns. In the Ravens' last two playoff wins, over New England and Denver, Smith has seven receptions, 167 yards and two touchdowns.
After keeping their eyes on the Falcons' No. 88, Tony Gonzalez, the 49ers will have to pay close attention to the Ravens' own tight end who dons a jersey with the same number. Dennis Pitta has 137 receiving yards and two touchdowns in three playoff games.