The perception is the Ravens have lost too much after winning the Super Bowl. I don't buy it.
There were no surprises on the inactives lists released by the Ravens and 49ers. San Francisco's Justin Smith and Aldon Smith, and Baltimore's Dennis Pitta and Dannell Ellerbe all are active.
The Ravens' defense has improved the past six games, allowing an average of 299 yards and 20.6 offensive points per game.
S Ed Reed was fined $55,000 for a hit on Giants WR Victor Cruz, and Ravens coach John Harbaugh says the NFL's fining system is still a work in progress.
Tight end Ed Dickson practiced Wednesday for the first time since hyperextending his knee more than two weeks ago. He expects to play on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

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