Saints vs Ravens

Saints vs Ravens : Hosts Logan Levy and Vasilis Lericos preview the Ravens’ upcoming matchup with the New Orleans Saints. They also preview Week 7 of the NFL, and they talk about which Raven has surprised them the most through six weeks.

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Schedule
NFL Football Week 7
Saints vs Ravens
Date : Sunday, October 21
Time : 4:05 Pm Et
Live/Repeat:Live

New Orleans Saints vs Baltimore Ravens

Joe Flacco has a fairly impressive resume, but it doesn’t shine nearly as brightly as the legacy of Drew Brees. The best quarterback in this match up wears number nine, but that doesn’t mean that number five won’t have a bigger day. The Saints have the number one offense and the Ravens have the number one defense. Brees goes into this game with much more working against him. Flacco gets to set his sights on one of the most struggling pass defenses in the NFL, at least statistically. Flacco may not have the number one offense to work with, but the number nine crew will get the job done.

If you’ve paid attention to the Ravens this season, than you know that Flacco is having one of the best seasons of his career. It could be argued that Flacco hasn’t had a bad game this season. The first half of the Bengals game was a little rough, but Flacco wasn’t far away from 400 yards. Flacco struggled against the Cleveland Browns, but miscues from his teammates factored into that quite heavily.

The Ravens have a defense that wins games. Flacco may not be the top reason for the Ravens best results, however Flacco is the reason that the purple and black are winning convincingly. Flacco has been efficient. Some times Flacco has played next level good and has taken on defenses more challenging than that of the Saints.

Brees is playing on the road and by kickoff Baltimore will be windy and chilly. Flacco is playing at home, and is built for that kind of atmosphere. Brees is going against a great defense. Flacco is playing against a defense that has a couple great pieces. Brees will make it a toss up game, he’s too good not to make it tight. The situation does favor Flacco and the Ravens nonetheless.

If you’ve paid attention to the Ravens this season, than you know that Flacco is having one of the best seasons of his career. It could be argued that Flacco hasn’t had a bad game this season. The first half of the Bengals game was a little rough, but Flacco wasn’t far away from 400 yards. Flacco struggled against the Cleveland Browns, but miscues from his teammates factored into that quite heavily.

The Ravens have a defense that wins games. Flacco may not be the top reason for the Ravens best results, however Flacco is the reason that the purple and black are winning convincingly. Flacco has been efficient. Some times Flacco has played next level good and has taken on defenses more challenging than that of the Saints.

Brees is playing on the road and by kickoff Baltimore will be windy and chilly. Flacco is playing at home, and is built for that kind of atmosphere. Brees is going against a great defense. Flacco is playing against a defense that has a couple great pieces. Brees will make it a toss up game, he’s too good not to make it tight. The situation does favor Flacco and the Ravens nonetheless.

The Ravens are going to have to get pressure on Drew Brees. He may be the most accurate passer in NFL history. If the Ravens allow Brees to sit in a clean pocket, he will dice them up. However the Saints have weapons and Brees has a quick release. Baltimore cannot be irresponsible in their quest to make Brees uncomfortable in the pocket. The Ravens need to maximize their results with four and five man rushes. Martindale must select the perfect times to bring chaotic blitzes. rather than throwing the kitchen sink at Brees.

Za’Darius Smith, who leads the Ravens in sacks, may be the solution to the problem. Smith has 5.5 sacks this season after his hat trick performance against the Tennessee Titans. Smith is a match up nightmare for offensive linemen, because he’s explosive, he has length and he’s strong as an ox. If Martindale can set up Smith with one on one match ups, he’s going to make offensive linemen look foolish. When Smith gets going, it makes everyone that much harder to block (just ask Taylor Lewan and the Tennessee Titans offensive line).

The Ravens have a ton of talent to rush the passer. Terrell Suggs is a constant force off the edge. Matt Judon is a very good player as well. Smith has been the standout performer so far. He is coming off the best game of his career and it netted him the AFC defensive player of the week award. If Smith has another big day, look out.