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Fourth Quarter

Another touchdown for Brees and the Saints, who go up 21-17 on Ravens. You have to give the Saints credit for their creative play calling and absolute confidence on fourth down. First time this Ravens defense has been on its heels late in a game. — Childs Walker

Bozeman is questionable to return with a left calf injury.​​​​​​​ — Childs Walker

Third Quarter

Some real clutch plays to keep that Ravens TD drive alive, none bigger than Michael Crabtree's 18-yard catch on third down. He's certainly reversed his narrative over the last two weeks. — Childs Walker

Ravens guard Marshal Yanda might lead Ravens ball carriers in assists. He has become an expert at it. — Mike Preston

Sometimes coaches just out smart themselves (see the Ravens pitch on last offensive play). — Mike Preston

Second Quarter

Lamar Jackson just scored his first NFL touchdown to put the Ravens up 10-7 going into halftime. They'll get the ball to start the second half. — Childs Walker

Drew Brees hits tight end Ben Watson with 500th career touchdown pass, giving Saints a 7-3 lead. He's fourth QB to reach that milestone. — Peter Schmuck

So that was a 17-play Ravens drive with a conversion on 4th-and-7 and Justin Tucker barely sneaking a 31-yard FG inside the upright. The weirdness continues. — Childs Walker

Two head coaches having a red flag-a-thon. Williams looked a little short on the rushing attempt, but it's hard to tell in the pile. Inconclusive. — Mike Preston

If you cut through all the weirdness, the Ravens defensive front is off to a very good start against Drew Brees and Co. — Childs Walker

Opening Quarter

One of the weirdest opening drives you'll ever see -- more than 10 minutes, with three fourth-down conversions and John Harbaugh exhausting his challenges. But the Ravens held. So, just how they drew it up. — Childs Walker

Ravens just got outmuscled on fourth down call. Saints staying with the run, but maybe it's because they are throwing into wind. Or maybe it's because their pass defense is so weak. — Mike Preston

With Sean Payton as the head coach always expect the unexpected. — Mike Preston

Ravens inactives: CB Marlon Humphrey, DT G/T James Hurst, WR Jordan Lasley, G Alex Lewis, CB Anthony Averett, QB Robert Griffin III, DT Zach Sieler. Humphrey is the big one against one of the best passing offenses in the NFL but Hurst will be missed as well. — Childs Walker

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