Baltimore’s defense is just as tough as ever, but it now has a dangerous offense to go with it.
Both teams needed a win on Monday Night, but only one could come out as the victor. Here’s 5 important takeaways from the Monday Night matchup between the Ravens and Saints.
It’s unofficial, but the Baltimore Ravens are champions of the NFC South.
Monday night will not decide a championship but it is a VERY important game for both teams.
The Saints took control of the NFC South with a 28-10 victory over the Panthers last night, their first win in Carolina since 2011. New Orleans enters a three-game home stretch with a 4-4 record, while Carolina (3-5-1), which only has one win in its last seven games, travels to Philadelphia in 10 days.
The Saints are coming off their best game of the year after hammering Green Bay 44-23. However, they have not won a road game this year. The Panthers are hoping to continue that trend, and they will be bringing back a familiar face in running back DeAngelo Williams.
The Saints and Panthers are both 3-4 and yet tied atop the NFC South. New Orleans has an extremely quick turnaround after playing on Sunday night.
The Good News… The Ravens, despite the 27-24 loss in Cincy, are 5-3. They are still in the thick of the AFC North and AFC Wild Card races.
Ok, I am guilty of looking ahead on the calendar, and glancing at the Ravens schedule has me feeling very confident.
After a 27-6 beatdown of the Falcons, Vinny & Rob break down the reasons why everything just seemed to work for the Ravens on Sunday.
With the new rule changes it’s so much easier for teams to come back from insurmountable odds.
I’m not about to compare this to the 2000 Ravens defense, but it looks like this defense could be an upper echelon defense.