Baltimore Ravens: Top Matchups to Watch vs. Saints

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Aug 28, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (left) and New Orleans Saints head coach

Sean Payton

(right) before a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens start a very important three-game stretch coming off the bye week. The first of three is an away contest against the New Orleans Saints. Everyone knows how hard it is to go into the Metrodome and get a win. However, the Saints have dropped their last two games at home.

It is also worth mentioning that the Saints are 0-2 versus the AFC North this season. In the preseason, they were popular favorites to win the NFC. Now they sit at 4-6 in second place in the NFC South, but are somehow still in playoff contention in that weak division.

The Ravens know that going down to New Orleans and coming out with a win will not be easy, but if they can win these critical matchups they will have a good shot at coming out of The Big Easy at 7-4.