The Friday Forecast gets bumped up one day for just Thursday night's game. I will be going against jonnyplesko and J Morg 05, who correctly matched my total points for the Browns-Bengals game (30).
Here are our predictions for the Thanksgiving night game:
jonnyplesko: 49ers 13, Ravens 10
J Morg 05: Ravens 23, 49ers 21
Jamison Hensley: Ravens 23, 49ers 13. The cross-country trip on four days is unfair to the 49ers and will factor into the game. The key will be the Ravens' defense against 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. While he's turned around his career this year, the Ravens have a tendency to bring out the worst in quarterbacks at M&T Bank Stadium. In five home games, all victories, Baltimore has forced 13 turnovers out of quarterbacks (eight interceptions and five fumbles lost).