It’s an NFC vs. AFC matchup between the New Orleans Saints and the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens come into this one with a 4-2 record and winning three of their last four games. Their last matchup came in a 21-0 shutout against the Titans where the defense racked up 11 sacks. They are tied for first place in the AFC North with the Bengals who are also 4-2 on the season. The Saints are coming off their bye week winning their previous four games and sitting solely in first place in the NFC South with a 4-1 record. With Drew Brees looking for his 500th TD pass here Sunday, he was able to surpass Peyton Manning in all-time passing yards Week 5 against the Redskins.
Saints vs. Ravens Odds
The Ravens have home field advantage and are favored -2.5 in this matchup. The Ravens have yet to lose a game at home this season, as the Saints are yet to lose on the road this season. The game time weather in Sunday’s matchup is expected to be partly cloudy in the mid 50’s.
Spread: Ravens -2.5
Saints vs. Ravens Head to Head
The Ravens are 5-1 all-time against the Saints, winning the last matchup back in 2014 by a score of 34-27. Brees’ passed for 420 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the loss, but the Saints were gashed on the ground by Justin Forsett. Forsett carried the ball 22 times for 182 yards and two touchdowns. This should be one of the best games of the season because you have two Super Bowl winning coaches and quarterbacks going head to head. It’s almost a shame that this game didn’t get put on primetime television because this is the best matchup of the week.
Saints vs. Ravens Stats
Brees’ next touchdown pass will put him at no. 500 in his illustrious 18-year pro career, joining Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, and Tom Brady as the only quarterbacks to reach that lofty mark. The 39-year old QB is having another stellar season, amassing 1,658 passing yards with a sparkling 11:0 TD to INT ratio. The two-headed monster of Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram is back in full force after Ingram returned in Week 5 from suspension. Michael Thomas has consistently produced this season, after racking up 74 receiving yards against the Redskins he is up to 519 on the season. Joe Flacco played well against the Titans in Week 6, amassing 238 passing yards with one TD against one INT. While Flacco isn’t the flashiest of quarterbacks, he continues to get the job done, collecting 1,788 passing yards with a 9:4 TD to INT Ratio. Alex Collins led the way on the ground against the Titans carrying the ball 19 times for 54 yards and two touchdowns. Michael Crabtree racked up 93 yards giving him his best game of the season with the Ravens and is second on the team in receiving yards behind John Brown with 343 yards. This team fuels off their elite defense who enters this one leading the NFL with 26 sacks on the season.
Saints vs. Ravens News
The Ravens are averaging 25.5 points this season, ranking them 12th in the league. They are holding their opponents to a league-best 12.8 points per game. The Saints lead the league averaging 36 points this season, but rank 26thin the league giving up an average of 28 points.
Saints vs. Ravens Predictions
We’re taking the Ravens in this game 28-18.