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Saints-Ravens Preview Capsule

NEW ORLEANS (4-1) at BALTIMORE (4-2)

Sunday, 3:05 p.m., Fox

OPENING LINE — Ravens by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Saints 3-2, Ravens 4-2

SERIES RECORD — Ravens lead 5-1

LAST MEETING — Ravens beat Saints 34-27, Nov. 24, 2014

LAST WEEK — Saints had bye, beat Redskins 43-19 on Oct. 8; Ravens beat Titans 21-0

AP PRO32 RANKING — Saints No. 4, Ravens No. 6

SAINTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (3), RUSH (19), PASS (3).

SAINTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (1), PASS (30).

RAVENS OFFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (21), PASS (9).

RAVENS DEFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (3), PASS (2).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Saints’ only win over Baltimore came in 2002. … Ravens WR Willie Snead played for Saints 2015-17. … Saints TE Benjamin Watson was Ravens’ leading receiver last year. .. New Orleans took four-game winning streak into bye. … New Orleans QB Drew Brees 26 for 29 for 363 yards and three TDs against Redskins. He has NFL-record 72,103 career yards passing, most in NFL history, and set record vs. Washington. … Brees this year has 78 percent completion percentage for 1,658 yards with 11 TDs and no INTs. … Brees is 0-4 lifetime vs. Ravens. … In return from four-game suspension, Saints RB Mark Ingram scored two TDs, ran for 53 yards, and had two catches for 20 yards vs. Washington. .. Alvin Kamara has half of Saints’ 10 rushing TDs. … New Orleans leads NFL with 36 points per game average, including league-best 13 per game in fourth quarter. … Saints 52-46 on road since 2006, fourth-best mark in NFL. … Since 2006, Saints yielded NFL-low 302 sacks, 48 fewer than Giants. They have allowed only this year. Ravens had 11 sacks last week against Tennessee. … Saints WR Michael Thomas has 30 catches for 387 yards and TD in past four games on road. … Ravens allowing NFL-low 12.8 points per game, lead league with 26 sacks and fewest yards allowed per game (270.8). … Ravens return home after three straight on road. … Baltimore has four of NFL’s last 14 shutouts since start of 2017 season. … Ravens QB Joe Flacco has completed at least 25 passes in nine straight games, tied for third-best streak NFL history. … Ravens WR John Brown averaging 20.2 yards per catch. … Baltimore 16-4 at home vs. NFC since coach John Harbaugh’s arrival in 2008, including 2010 win over Saints. … Ravens 61-21 at home under Harbaugh, allowing 16.4 points per game. … Ravens LB Terrell Suggs has 130 career sacks, 2 ½ behind Lawrence Taylor and Leslie O’Neal for 13th in NFL history. … Ravens P Sam Koch has 15 kicks inside 20, only three touchbacks. … Baltimore K Justin Tucker has NFL best 89.9 percentage on field goal tries over career. Tucker’s only two misses this year were blocked. … Tucker has never missed an extra point, going 110 for 110. … Fantasy tip: Ravens WR Brown against league’s 30th-ranked pass defense. Speedy Brown leads Baltimore in yards receiving (424) and TD catches (3).

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