The 49ers' best defender and the Ravens' top producer will take center stage Thursday, and they are bound to see a lot of each other throughout the night. Ray Rice, meet Patrick Willis.
With the Ravens and 49ers playing in the much-ballyhooed meeting of the Brothers Harbaugh, CSNBaltimore.com and CSNBayArea.com's Insiders give their take.
Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said the 49ers drew up a few plays on the fly in their win over the Cardinals. Those improvisational skills might come in handy again on Thanksgiving.
There are a lot of comparisons to be made between Ravens veteran Ray Lewis and the 49ers' Patrick Willis. But one comparison that had not been made prior to this season is in the area of motivational speaking.
Mike Mayock, who will serve as the NFL Network analyst for the 49ers' Thanksgiving night game against the Ravens, says Alex Smith has earned the right to be the 49ers' QB for the foreseeable future.
49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has worked for both Jim and John Harbaugh, and he'll tell you a little bit about each guy, but as for the differences in their coaching? "That's top secret."
Fullback Bruce Miller was an onlooker during the warmup period of 49ers practice late Tuesday afternoon, two days after sustaining a concussion. His availability for Thursday's game against the Ravens remains unclear.
Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, a five-time Super Bowl champion, is among 26 semifinalists announced Tuesday for the Class of 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The 49ers defense forced the Cardinals into five turnovers and allowed just 229 total yards. Patrick Willis registered seven tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble.
Right tackle Anthony Davis says he's recovering fine from his right ankle sprain which he suffered on Sunday, and he proved it to reporters in the locker room on Tuesday.
Safety Dashon Goldson will not be suspended for fighting Sunday with Arizona Cardinals receiver Early Doucet, an NFL spokesman told CSNBayArea.com.
It was just a 23-7 final score, but the 49ers dominated Arizona in week 11, and Michael Crabtree had his way with much-hyped rookie cornerback Patrick Peterson. Matt Maiocco goes player-by-player on the 49ers' offense.
While the 49ers only held a walk-through instead of a full practice on Monday, they were still required to submit an injury report. Bruce Miller concussion was the only player listed as unable to participate.
Fullback Bruce Miller sustained an apparent concussion in the first quarter of the 49ers' 23-7 victory Sunday, and right tackle Anthony Davis sprained his ankle. Who will fill their voids if they can't play Thursday?
Combined, the Cardinals quarterbacks completed just 14 of 35 passes for 164 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. That's a passer rating of 28.6, without the 49ers ever sending more than four pass rushers.