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NFL Week 9 Game Recap: Baltimore Ravens 27, New Orleans Saints 13

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) scrambles against New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Kentavius Street (91) during the first half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens dominated an overmatched New Orleans Saints team on the road, winning 27-13 at the Caesars Superdome on Monday night. The Ravens improved to 6-3 with a one-game lead over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC North while the Saints fell to 3-6 and a game behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons in the NFC South.

Offensive spotlight: Ravens QB Lamar Jackson didn't have his best game as a passer, completing 12 of his 22 for 133 yards and touchdown, but he did well to avoid turnovers while showing off his electric running ability, finishing with 82 yards from 11 carries. Jackson rushed for seven first downs and forced five missed tackles en route to the game's highest rushing grade.

Defensive spotlight: Ravens LB Roquan Smith impressed in his first action with the team, producing two total stops and a pressure en route to a 70.0-plus overall grade. Ravens EDGE Justin Houston did a great job converting his pressures into sacks, as he totaled three pressures (all of which ended as sacks).

Rookie spotlight: Saints rookie WR Chris Olave performed well despite New Orleans' struggles on offense, totaling six receptions from nine targets for 71 yards. Olave picked up four first down and finished with a 10.4-yard average depth of target. The Ohio State product also accounted for two of the Saints' four explosive (15-plus yards) receptions.

Offensive line spotlight: Baltimore's offensive line was able to win its matchups in the trenches, as it paved the way for five explosive runs and allowed just six total pressures across 25 pass-blocking snaps. Right tackle Morgan Moses was the group's best performer, posting a dominant 85.0-plus grade as a run-blocker while allowing just two pressures across 24 pass-blocking snaps. Additionally, left tackle Ronnie Stanley performed particularly well in pass protection, allowing zero pressures on the evening against a talented Saints pass rush on the edge.

Box Score

Passing
Baltimore Ravens
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Lamar Jackson 17.52 12 / 22 133 6 1 0
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Andy Dalton 11.9 19 / 29 210 7.2 1 1
Taysom Hill 1.12 1 / 1 13 13 0 0
Rushing
Baltimore Ravens
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Kenyan Drake 24.9 24 93 3.9 2 18
Lamar Jackson 17.52 11 82 7.5 0 17
Justice Hill 2.9 4 11 2.8 0 9
Patrick Ricard 1.6 1 2 2 0 2
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Andy Dalton 11.9 2 5 2.5 0 3
Alvin Kamara 9.2 9 30 3.3 0 10
Dwayne Washington 2.4 3 7 2.3 0 5
Taysom Hill 1.12 1 6 6 0 6
Receiving
Baltimore Ravens
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Kenyan Drake 24.9 2 2 16 8 0
Isaiah Likely 9.4 5 1 24 4.8 1
James Proche II 4.2 2 2 22 11 0
Justice Hill 2.9 1 1 8 8 0
Josh Oliver 2.9 2 1 19 9.5 0
DeSean Jackson 2.6 2 1 16 8 0
Demarcus Robinson P 2.2 4 1 12 3 0
Mike Davis 1.7 1 1 7 7 0
Patrick Ricard 1.6 1 1 4 4 0
Devin Duvernay 1.5 1 1 5 5 0
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Chris Olave 13.1 9 6 71 7.9 0
Juwan Johnson 12.2 2 2 42 21 1
Alvin Kamara 9.2 4 3 32 8 0
Tre'Quan Smith 5.9 4 3 29 7.2 0
Marquez Callaway 5.4 5 3 24 4.8 0
Dwayne Washington 2.4 1 1 7 7 0
Kevin White 2 1 1 10 10 0
Adam Trautman 1.8 1 1 8 8 0
Taysom Hill 1.12 1 0 0 0 0

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