Baltimore Ravens: 5 Keys to Victory vs. San Fransisco 49ers

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Ravens Pass Catchers vs. 49ers Secondary

Oct 1, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken (11) catches a touchdown pass in front of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ross Cockrell (31) during the second half at Heinz Field. The Ravens won the game, 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Kamar Aiken was impressive as the No. 1 receiver last week, in the first half. After a terrific start to the game, Aiken was held without a catch in the second half as the offense sputtered. Other than that, the Ravens wide outs failed to put up impressive numbers against the Browns.

The Ravens are hopeful that Steve Smith can make it back this week as the 49ers have a secondary that is in more disarray than the Ravens. The Niners have allowed Larry Fitzgerald, Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham to all have over 100 yards, and Smith has two 100-yard games so far this season.

The Ravens also want to use their tight ends in favorable situations. Crockett Gillmore could miss another week so rookies Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle will be called upon again to take his place. The Niners linebackers do a phenomenal job against the run, but can be beaten in the passing game. Look for Joe Flacco to find mismatches and exploit them whenever possible.

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