Joe Horn

Game 7: Offense answers the call

In a week when Brian Billick compared the New Orleans Saints to Mother Teresa, the Ravens coach turned out to be the miracle worker.

With Billick bringing new life to a moribund offense along with an air of unpredictability in his first game as the team's play-caller, the Ravens made their most authoritative statement of the season in hammering the Saints, 35-22, yesterday at a rambunctious Superdome.

At one moment, the Ravens were a power running team, handing the ball off to an inspired Jamal Lewis with some old I-formation plays. On the next play, they were spreading the field with four receivers and no running backs, allowing quarterback Steve...