The formula for beating the New Orleans Saints hasn't changed for a long time. If you want to keep their high-powered offense out of the end zone, you have to keep the ball out of the hands of wily quarterback Drew Brees.
For the Ravens to do that, they might need to take the ball out of the hands of Joe Flacco.
Not completely, of course. Flacco is still the man, but the Ravens need to make sure they use more than their share of the clock on Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and the best way to do that is to keep the ball on the ground as much as possible and keep Brees and his talented receiving corps on the bench.
The Ravens were very fortunate to assemble a...