Niners kick off for the first time, and Jones brings it out about 8 yards deep, for a 22 yard return. Ed Reed has hurt his knee in the same play that Vernon Davis hurt his arm.
This will be the second series for the Ravens, who on first down get a 9 yard gain out of almost nothing. They don't get the first on 2nd and 1, the Niners defense seems to have woken up. They do get it on 3rd.
Of course the story of the day is the Harbaugh brothers, the two head-coaches facing off today. Jim for the Niners, and John for the Ravens. Haven't seen a shot of their Dad yet, but I'm sure he's there.
On 2nd and 7 Flacco uses his "favorite" pass play according to Simms and the blocking is too good by the Niners. Incomplete. 3rd and 7 from their own 36.
Flacco flushed from the pocket, on the run, HEAVES it down the sideline and it's caught for a 31 yard gain. PLAY of the GAME thus far. Boldin makes a great play. 1st and 10 from the Niners 34.
Loss of 3 on First Down. Incomplete on 2nd down down the field. Simms says there's illegal contact on the play, no call. Ravens are perfect on 3rd down so far. Not anymore. Sacked by Ray McDonald and Alden Smith.
So both teams have had it twice, and it's 7 - 3, end of the first.