Baltimore Ravens vs New Orleans Saints: 3 Bold Predictions

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Nov 9, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens cornerback Danny Gorrer (37) celebrates after an interception in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Brees will throw for 300 yards, but he will need a lot of passes to do it

Drew Brees has thrown for 300 yards in half of his games this season, and he should have little trouble in doing so again against the Ravens’ new-look secondary. The goal for the Ravens should not be in terms of total yardage, but rather yards per play. With that in mind, limiting Brees to under seven yards per pass would be a victory.

The Ravens can and should succeed in that goal. Anthony Levine is not a dynamic player, but he plays with sound technique and is a good tackler. He might give up some catches, but he should consistently make the tackle quickly. Lardarius Webb should be healthier than ever after the bye week, which should help him be more effective. And Danny Gorrer has the benefit of having already played the Saints, so he knows what to expect.

With Will Hill getting more and more comfortable, the Ravens are stronger on the back-end of their defense as well. Pair that with the Saints losing Brandin Cooks, their leading wide receiver, and the Ravens should be able to have success.

Limiting big plays and getting after Brees might not be enough to completely shut him down, but it should slow him enough to keep the Saints’ offense in check.