Sunday's game between the 49ers and Ravens very well could be a Super Bowl preview, and don't think the two teams know it.
Ravens safety Earl Thomas stoked the fires early on in the week when he questioned whether or not the 49ers could be in the Super Bowl against the Ravens.
Both teams entered the game looking to make a statement, and that extended to the touchdown celebrations. After Jimmy Garoppolo hit Deebo Samuel for a 33-yard touchdown on fourth-and-2 in the first quarter, the rookie receiver mocked the dance Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson busted out last week during Baltimore's win over the Rams.
Not to be outdone, the Ravens responded back in the great Sunday troll-off.
When Jackson hit tight end Mark Andrews to tie the game at seven, the Ravens took to the end zone and trolled 49ers rookie Nick Bosa's flag-planting celebration from the 49ers' win over the Browns.
Deebo Samuel mocked the Ravens’ celebration.— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) December 1, 2019
The Ravens mocked Nick Bosa’s celebration 😂
Andrews, who played tight end at Oklahoma with Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, no doubt had this one planned for quite some time. When Mayfield, Andrews and Oklahoma beat Bosa and Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio, Mayfield planted the Sooner flag in the turf, leading to Bosa's long-plotted revenge which he enacted while tormenting Mayfield during Week 4.
The Buckeyes-Sooners rivalry runs deep.
After the Ravens 20-17 win, Andrews explained he wanted to give Bosa a little taste of his own medicine.
Ravens TE Mark Andrews (Oklahoma teammate of Baker Mayfield) on trolling Nick Bosa: "That was a little comeback, 'Bosa, Bosa.’ … just like he said, 'Baker, Baker' in that game. Just having fun out there. If you kind of talk bad about Oklahoma, you're going to get reprimanded."— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) December 1, 2019
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Expect Bosa to have something for the Ravens if the two teams meet again in Miami in February.
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