Here’s what we think will happen during tonight’s game.
Matthew Stevens: The Ravens are ill-equipped to deal with Drew Brees and company. The Saints go wild on a Ravens team that is able to keep the score closer than it should be. Man do I hope my streak of being completely wrong continues. Prediction: Saints 31, Ravens 20
Rocky Friedman: Despite the Saints record of 4-6, this is an extremely dangerous team. With Drew Brees, you are always going to be tough to beat. They also win the first three games at home this season, and although the lost two since then, that crowd is tough to deal with. I think the Ravens drop a close one to Brees and the Saints. Prediction: Saints 23, Ravens 20
Chuck Mills: I don’t care if the Saints are at home, or what their prime time record is. They’re bad. Haloti Ngata, Brandon Williams and Timmy Jernigan take advantage of a struggling Saints interior line to pressure Brees all night, while the Ravens take to the ground with Justin Forsett scoring twice and Lorenzo Taliaferro once. Joe Flacco hits Torrey Smith deep for a score. Terrell Suggs‘ 100th sack is a safety on Drew Brees. Prediction: Ravens 30, Saints 20
Jason Butt: The Saints have built a reputation over the years as a high-flying offense that’s tough to contain. That’s just not the case this year. The passing threat has been minimized and the Saints have releid a lot more on Mark Ingram in the running game. With the Ravens’ front seven being an active group, the defense keeps the Saints from establishing momentum. And the Ravens improve the AFC North to 3-0 this week. Prediction: Ravens 27, Saints 20