A quick rundown on items of interest as Week 13 rolls on in the NFL…

Who’s hot: The 49ers defense. We’re about to find out a lot more about the prowess of San Francisco’s talented defense. Can it handle Lamar Jackson? The best game in the league this weekend comes Sunday in Baltimore. Typically, defense wins these matchups that pit a hot defense against hot offense. And the 49ers bring a unit, coordinated by Robert Saleh, that leads the league in sacks (44), three-and-outs (38), points per game (14.8), yards (248), forced fumbles (16) and a few other barometers. It all starts up front with the only D-line fielding four players with at least five sacks – Arik Armstead (10), Nick Bosa (8), Dee Ford

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