Aaron Wilson, reporter: The Ravens manufactured an emotional 34-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday night that they absolutely had to have to keep pace in the ultra-competitive AFC North division. Behind a strong running game led by Justin Forsett's career-high 182 yards and two touchdowns, an accurate Joe Flacco who didn't throw an interception and was only sacked once and safety Will Hill provided a momentum-changing play with his interception return for a touchdown. The Ravens sacked Drew Brees four times, including a pair of sacks by outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil. They needed to muster every bit of pass rush to prevent Brees from breaking the game open. He still wound up completing 35 of 45 passes for 420 yards and three touchdowns. Another plus for the Ravens was wide receivers Steve Smith and Torrey Smith combining for nine receptions, 187 yards and one touchdown. As the Ravens were leaving the locker room, team officials were saying, 'We like this city,' after returning to the site of their Super Bowl XLVII win over the San Francisco 49ers.