3. The Ravens win 31-24:
With all the focus on the Saints offense, the Ravens offense is going to go out there and win this game. The Ravens are going to control this game. They are going to make the Saints play their style of game; they’re going to control the game with long drives and they’re going to win. The Ravens defense is going to sack Drew Brees four times and come away with at least one turnover. This is going to be the signature win for the purple and black that shows that the Ravens are in for big things this season.
The Ravens beat the Saints 30-24 in 2010. The Saints came out swinging, but the Ravens threw the last punch. That’s how I see this game going. While it’s been eight years and the two teams are completely different, it serves as a model for how the Ravens can get the job done. Back then it was a similar story. The Saints offense was great and so was the Ravens defense. The Ravens offense ended up doing just a bit more in a tough game. That’s what I see this game as, a tough game that the Ravens have a great shot to win. If they win this one, there aren’t many games the Ravens can’t win.
There you have it. That’s how this game looks going into it. This game could go either way. It’s a toss up game. In the end I think the home field advantage is going to be huge for Baltimore. This is the kind of game the Ravens always get up for. This is the kind of game where the Ravens can make a statement.