The Ravens' pass defense picked off Bengals rookie Andy Dalton three times last Sunday, but they also allowed 364 net yards passing and endured some communication issues. But overall, their pass defense has been solid as the Ravens have held opponents to 211.3 passing yards per game, the seventh lowest total in the NFL. They have 11 interceptions and 29 sacks. Linebacker Terrell Suggs leads the Ravens with six sacks, but he's gone three straight games without one. San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith (pictured), a former first overall draft pick, is having the finest season of what had been a disappointing career. He's 21st in the NFL in throwing yards with 1,976, but he's made very few mistakes, throwing just four interceptions compared to 13 touchdown passes. No current quarterback who has started more than one game has fewer interceptions. Smith's starting receivers are former first-round picks Michael Crabtree and Braylon Edwards, and one of his favorite targets is former Maryland tight end Vernon Davis, who has five touchdowns and 39 receptions. EDGE: RAVENS
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