San Francisco 49ers will face Baltimore Ravens on August 7 at M&T Bank Stadium for the week 1 of NFL 2014 Preseason. The 49ers made yet one more deep playoff run in 2013 and turned up simply short versus the eventual Super Bowl champ Seahawks in the NFC National championship. They figure to be right back in the thick of points once more this season.
Before the team could go size their rings they have to control their grueling timetable and survive the onslaught that is the NFC West. This season may be the most tough yet in the Jim Harbaugh age. The San Francisco 49ers protection has actually been among the best in the NFC in recent years yet they will certainly start 2014 without arguably their finest linebacker (potentially finest in the league) Navorro Bowman which suffered a nasty knee injury in in 2013’s championship game at Seattle. Likewise, the team expects being without their main pass rushing risk Aldon Smith indefinitely for his various criminal costs over the past year.
If the team had a weakness last season it was their additional. In 2014 they might are worse off after losing Donte Whitner and Tarell Brown to free agency, cut Carlos Rodgers and assumed starting cornerback Chris Culliver that missed the 2013 with an ACL injury encounters possible suspension steaming from his smash hit and run charges in March. It has been a hard offseason for the 49ers yet this team is deep, well trained and will be having fun with some additional enthusiasm in their inaugural season at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. As turbulent as the offseason was for the 49ers, they are still amongst the handful of genuine Super Bowl contenders in the NFL. They have actually eleven selections in this year’s loaded draft, giving them lots of weapons to load their couple of, yet pressing necessities.
At the same time, training school is still in the long run, yet there are some positional battles for the Baltimore Ravens that followers will certainly want to keep an eye out for. After a frustrating season following a Super Bowl success, instructor John Harbaugh will certainly put the very best players out on the field in 2014. With many interesting additions to the team, there could be a variety of new names at beginning placements for Baltimore.
Absolutely nothing is more inspirational then being slammed by the media. John Harbaugh recognizes this ideal as he constantly seem to be able to turn the hammering on his team around. Last offseason, Ravens instructors and players invested a great deal of time discussing proceeding from Super Dish XLVII. They were determined to show there was no hangover. Sadly that have to not have worked given that the Ravens went 8-8. I’m still solid on the truth that Joe Flacco’s big agreement really hurt this team when it concerned keeping their lineup together. This offseason, the Ravens are focusing on a various factor, they did miss the playoffs for the first time in six years.
The Ravens made a lot of modifications to take their mind off in 2013. They welcomed in Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak, the Houston Texans last coach. Kubiak needs to introduce some explosiveness to this offense. The running game will certainly most likely return because Kubiak did that so well in Houston. The defense continued to entrust with even more youth, including newbie inside linebacker C.J. Mosley, protective deal with Timmy Jernigan and safety Terrence Brooks. All 3 are attempting to make an impression with the first team. The effect of young people on this old lineup should assist left the Ravens out of their depression, yet is it a playoff roster? I’m still unclear. This year, points can certainly be different. Flacco not just has tight end Dennis Pitta at full wellness, yet he also has the solutions of experienced receiver Steve Smith to assist him relocate the ball.
Event: NFL Preseason 2014 Week 1
Match: San Francisco 49ers vs Baltimore Ravens
Date: August 7, 2014
Kickoff: 7:30 PM ET
Venue: M&T Bank Stadium