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Don't Eat the Cheese

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We know this saying, we know coach is too. The Saints are coming off their bye and we have a steep challenge and this weeks key is to not even sniff that fromage. I like challenges, we faced the daunting #1 D in Washington and we know how that ended up. This week we once again face the #1 D in the league. Odd how that happened, yet here we are. If you glance at this weeks power rankings you'll notice something odd. We're top 2 for the most part in the view of the media. Where the hell did that come from? Well, it's been the emergence of the D, plain and simple. I mean c'mon we've had little to no doubt about this teams ability to score from game one, it was the ability to not stop the other team from scoring is how we ended up at the bottom of the barrel for the league in yards. 

Brees circled this game, this is a game he hasn't been able to win and one he wants badly. We are playing in the open field of Baltimore and not the confines of the dome, people will say. This is the time where we remind people that Drew played outside in the mud and the muck at Purdue and did just fine. This is a game Payton wants Brees to win like any other, but we have to really bring our A game across all 3 phases. This is a true test of where we are and where we're going, sadly it's that way for both teams. The Ravens have a D that is built to give teams like the Saints O fits, we have a true challenge. We also have one of the best interior linemen in the league. This is where we are going to really find out how elite that line is. They have size power and quickness and its been on display, but they've not faced an O like ours. 

The team has benefited from an early bye week to rest and recoup as well as the gameplan for this team. If Lattimore passes protocol we will have our D back to full strength. We are the #1 running D in the league by the numbers currently and that will be tested all game. Flacco is going to be Flacco, he has decent games and downright awful ones. If we unleash Davenport and Jordan consistently then Flacco will have the latter. He doesn't respond to pressure well. Neither does Brees which is why it will be key for our interior linemen to hold their ground. If they do so we can win this one with some comfort. If we collapse consistently, we're going to be in nailbiter territory and no one wants that. 

Geaux Saints!!!!!

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14 minutes ago, Saint ATN said:

We know this saying, we know coach is too. The Saints are coming off their bye and we have a steep challenge and this weeks key is to not even sniff that fromage. I like challenges, we faced the daunting #1 D in Washington and we know how that ended up. This week we once again face the #1 D in the league. Odd how that happened, yet here we are. If you glance at this weeks power rankings you'll notice something odd. We're top 2 for the most part in the view of the media. Where the hell did that come from? Well, it's been the emergence of the D, plain and simple. I mean c'mon we've had little to no doubt about this teams ability to score from game one, it was the ability to not stop the other team from scoring is how we ended up at the bottom of the barrel for the league in yards. 

Brees circled this game, this is a game he hasn't been able to win and one he wants badly. We are playing in the open field of Baltimore and not the confines of the dome, people will say. This is the time where we remind people that Drew played outside in the mud and the muck at Purdue and did just fine. This is a game Payton wants Brees to win like any other, but we have to really bring our A game across all 3 phases. This is a true test of where we are and where we're going, sadly it's that way for both teams. The Ravens have a D that is built to give teams like the Saints O fits, we have a true challenge. We also have one of the best interior linemen in the league. This is where we are going to really find out how elite that line is. They have size power and quickness and its been on display, but they've not faced an O like ours. 

The team has benefited from an early bye week to rest and recoup as well as the gameplan for this team. If Lattimore passes protocol we will have our D back to full strength. We are the #1 running D in the league by the numbers currently and that will be tested all game. Flacco is going to be Flacco, he has decent games and downright awful ones. If we unleash Davenport and Jordan consistently then Flacco will have the latter. He doesn't respond to pressure well. Neither does Brees which is why it will be key for our interior linemen to hold their ground. If they do so we can win this one with some comfort. If we collapse consistently, we're going to be in nailbiter territory and no one wants that. 

Geaux Saints!!!!!

Here, here!!!

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This next stretch of five games before Thanksgiving is really tough. I'd be happy with 3-2 before we beat the Falcons again. But would you be surprised if we went 4-1 or 5-0? Not with this group. This team has a chance to win every game they play. 

Bring on the Ravens!

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This is a hard one to put a finger on, the matchups are pretty equal in a lot of phases. I do think our offensive line with Peat seeming to be closer to 100% is on the verge of dominating, this will be a good test for them. I'm hoping that Flacco is Flacco and under pressure throws us a few. I think our D getting turnovers will be a key in this game...I also think if we can have some success in the run game early we can score on them, IMO if we can get to 24 points I think we win the game, not sure why I feel this why but i do....

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If the Saints beat the Ravens, Brees will become just the third quarterback in NFL history to beat all 32 teams. The only quarterbacks that have pulled off the feat are Brett Favre and Peyton Manning

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/drew-brees-trying-to-become-just-the-third-quarterback-in-nfl-history-to-beat-all-32-teams/

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1 hour ago, Dru said:

If the Saints beat the Ravens, Brees will become just the third quarterback in NFL history to beat all 32 teams. The only quarterbacks that have pulled off the feat are Brett Favre and Peyton Manning

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/drew-brees-trying-to-become-just-the-third-quarterback-in-nfl-history-to-beat-all-32-teams/

This means that Drew beat the Saints.....dammit....

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2 hours ago, sailorsaint said:

This means that Drew beat the Saints.....dammit....

Was that the Aaron Brooks backwards pass to an offensive lineman game?  I know that game was against the Chargers.  If it was, you could argue that the Saints beat the Saints that day.

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It also means Peyton beat the Colts and Brett beat the Falcons, Packers and Vikes.....So I guess I can live with it.

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16 hours ago, Dru said:

If the Saints beat the Ravens, Brees will become just the third quarterback in NFL history to beat all 32 teams. The only quarterbacks that have pulled off the feat are Brett Favre and Peyton Manning

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/drew-brees-trying-to-become-just-the-third-quarterback-in-nfl-history-to-beat-all-32-teams/

To be fair, Fran Tarkenton and Joe Montana also beat every team. There were only 28 teams in the league when they did though. 

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I think we gonna rely heavily on the run early then open things up off of play action. I believe we will be able to run on them. They like putting an 8 man front thats all LBs. They pick and choose who they drop in coverage and who they blitz. If we establish the run early our screens with AK41 and Ingram will be very affective. On D we just need to continue progressing. As Davenport progresses the whole D will get better. I believe our pass rush will get to Flacco. In the past the Ravens O-line has struggled against  guys like Cam Jordan and Davenport. Now with teams turning there attention to Davenport,that has opened up things for Rankins. So all that to say this, I like our chances.  

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6 hours ago, faceman said:

To be fair, Fran Tarkenton and Joe Montana also beat every team. There were only 28 teams in the league when they did though. 

And Brady, Rodgers, Rothlisberger, Elway and Bradshaw (qbs who only played for one team) beat every team in the NFL besides their own...that's good for something too. 

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