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Silver linings: 49ers at Ravens

The facts: The San Francisco 49ers fell to 9-2 with a 16-6 road defeat to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12.

The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.

  • The 49ers remain five victories ahead of their nearest NFC West challenger.

  • Games against St. Louis and Arizona await over the next two weeks, giving the 49ers a strong shot at clinching the division title before facing Pittsburgh in a Monday night game.

  • Kicker David Akers made his sixth field goal try of at least 50 yards this season. He has not missed from that distance this season.

  • San Francisco extended its streak without allowing a rushing touchdown to 12 games, the second-longest in team history. The 49ers' 11-game streak this season is tied for the longest to start a season at least 1970. The 1992 49ers and 1992 Cleveland Browns also allowed none through the first 11 games. The 1997 49ers are among four teams to allow none through the first 10 games in a season.

  • The 49ers allowed only 253 yards.

  • Alex Smith completed an 18-yard pass to Michael Crabtree on third-and-17.

  • The 49ers did not allow a first-half touchdown. They have not allowed one in their last five first halves, according to the team. This is the longest such streak in team history and the longest in the NFL since 2008.

  • Ted Ginn Jr. averaged 31.0 yards per kickoff return. He had a 75-yard touchdown reception wiped out by penalty.

  • The team's streak without allowing a 100-yard rusher reached 33 games, the third-longest streak in the NFL since the start of the 2000 season.

  • The 49ers did not lose a fumble for the third game in a row.

Looking ahead: The 49ers face the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park in Week 13.