And the Niners came up short.
At the 30-minute mark, the 49ers missed their opportunity from 2 yards farther out.
Baltimore tight end Mark Andrews trolled San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa with a touchdown celebration during the Ravens' win Sunday, rehashing bad blood from a 2017 college game when they were at Oklahoma and Ohio State.
"To win a game like that is really valuable", said Ravens coach John Harbaugh.
Now at 10-2, the Niners have to be concerned with how the rest of the NFC playoff picture shapes up.
Jackson scored on a 1-yard run before the 49ers pulled even on Mostert's 40-yard sprint to the end zone. "It's good for us to see what teams are going to try to do against us". Baltimore succeeded on a fourth-down play on the drive on which it ended up scoring the winning points. "We've got to be cleaner". "I don't quite know why, but nobody talks about Jimmy Garoppolo as one of the best young quarterbacks".
Here are the 49ers' grades from their Week 13 loss. The 49ers held Jackson to 105 passing yards, a season-low for the quarterback. You've got to leave it up to that offensive line to get you that one yard. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk blocked well for the first time since returning from a knee injury.
Juszczyk credited Mostert for his decisiveness in recognizing openings and using his elite speed to blast through those openings. And he threw a handsome 33-yard touchdown pass to Deebo Samuel. His passer rating was 110.2.
However, the 49ers' passing game did not come up big on third downs. But, Garoppolo didn't make the plays he normally makes on third down, so the 49ers converted only 33 percent of those plays. Ravens defensive lineman Chris Wormley batted down the Garoppolo-thrown pass at the line of scrimmage, and the ball was turned over on downs. His fourth-and-1 sneak extended what proved to be the game's final drive, and his 10-yard pass to Hayden Hurst pushed the Ravens closer to field-goal range.
San Francisco still sits at 10-2, which would typically be enough for a division lead and a top-two spot in the NFC. He caught just two passes for 17 yards. Their defense frustrated the Ravens' top-ranked run game early, especially between the tackles. Richard Sherman noted something about Jackson - the quarterback has good judgment.
Like Buffalo's Josh Allen, Jackson is a dual-threat quarterback but in a much flashier sense. Gus Edwards had six attempts for 15 yards. The Ravens' second score was set up by a crucial, albeit questionable, penalty on a late hit from Azeez Al-Shaair that negated a long field goal attempt and instead set up Jackson's 1-yard rushing score. Minshew finished 16 of 27 for 147 yards, one TD and one interception for the Jaguars (4-8), who were penalized 16 times for 125 yards. DeForest Buckner registered the 49ers' only sack of the game, which accounted for zero yards. A game like Sunday's will only continue to fast-forward his growth. The group of Ravens players then pretended to swing flags before planting them in the ground. Nobody who saw this game doubts we are going to see a lot of these teams in January.
But the missed kick goes on Gould's ledger.