I know it is early.
Balt beat a finesse defense in the AFC with passing.
Can they beat a rugged NFC team molded in the Giants/Cowboys/Skins? (Ironically, said team is the 49ers, traditionally NOT known for being a rugged NFC Beast powerhouse).
Balt's O reminds me of a Marchibroda/Moore/Polian Bills team--
Lofton-Boldin (strong vet on 2nd team)
Rats have McKinnie at LT and Oher at RT, Birk at C; the Bills had Will Wolford, Kent Hull and Howard Ballard, respectively at LT, C and RT. Very good OLs for both teams.
Defensively, they are a hybrid, so not a 3-4 like the Bills ran, but fast and aggressive. They had Mark Kelso and Shane Conlan and Bennett; the Rats have Ed Reed and Ray Lewis and Suggs.
49ers D is on another level vs. NE, but their O isn't as good. Gore, meet Lewis.