Baltimore Ravens vs. New Orleans Saints: 3 predictions
Here are 3 predictions for the Ravens battle with the Saints:
1. Joe Flacco puts up bigger numbers than Drew Brees:
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.