The Baltimore Ravens sacked Alex Smith nine times and beat the San Francisco 49ers 16-6 Thursday night, giving John Harbaugh an emotional charge in the first NFL game featuring brothers as opposing head coaches. The Ravens (8-3) chased, hindered and battered Smith for much of the night despite playing without middle linebacker Ray Lewis, the team's leading tackler and spiritual leader. Lewis was inactive for a second straight game with a foot injury. The nine sacks tied a franchise record, accomplished twice previously. San Francisco (9-2) had its eight-game winning streak broken under rookie coach Jim Harbaugh. Baltimore broke a 6-6 tie with a 76-yard, 16-play drive that lasted more than 7½ minutes and ended with an 8-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to tight end Dennis Pitta with 14:56 left. Flacco went four for four on third down during the drive.
Video Highlights 24/11/2011: Baltimore Ravens - San Francisco 49ers (Thanksgiving Day - Week 12 - NFL)
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