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5-1, 1st in NFC South
Clark says Saints are the biggest threat to the Rams (0:30)
Brees on Watson: 'Can't think of a better guy' to catch 500th TD (0:53)

Brees comeback, missed XP gets Saints past Ravens 24-23

Justin Tucker missed the first conversion of his career after the Baltimore Ravens scored the potential tying touchdown with 24 seconds left in response to a strong fourth quarter by Drew Brees, and the New Orleans Saints escaped with a 24-23 victory...

Brees finds Thomas to give the Saints the lead (0:23)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints have turned a 17-7 deficit into a 21-17 lead in the second half with a 5-yard TD pass from Drew Brees to Michael Thomas. The Ravens defense had not allowed a second-half touchdown all year. Now they've allowed two. The Saints came into the game as the NFL's No. 1 scoring offense. And now they're showing why against the NFL's No. 1 scoring defense.

Kamara breaks through for Saints TD (0:27)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Alvin Kamara caps off his best drive of the game so far with a 2-yard TD run that cut the Ravens' lead to 17-14 over the Saints with 12:32 remaining. Kamara had five runs for 21 yards on the drive. He now has 13 carries for 44 yards and a TD, plus two catches for 11 yards. Mark Ingram, meanwhile, has 11 carries for 31 yards and two catches for 10 yards as their timeshare continues against a Ravens defense that has been as stingy as advertised.

Brees throws 500th career TD pass (0:28)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Points were at a premium for a while, but then the Saints and Ravens both scored touchdowns in the final two minutes of the first half. Baltimore took a 10-7 lead with 4 seconds remaining before halftime on a 1-yard run by backup QB Lamar Jackson. The TD was set up by a 56-yard gain to WR John Brown on a pick play.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Another week, another historic accomplishment for Drew Brees. He became the fourth QB in NFL history to throw for 500 career TD passes with a 1-yard to Benjamin Watson late in the second quarter, giving New Orleans a 7-3 lead over Baltimore. Points have been extremely hard to come by for both teams today, so that TD drive was a big one for the Saints.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints went for it four times on fourth down during their opening drive against the Ravens -- starting with a successful fake punt. But they ultimately failed on their fourth attempt from Baltimore's 4-yard line when option QB Taysom Hill's pitch to Alvin Kamara turned into a fumble. So the Saints came up empty on a 20-play, 69-yard drive that lasted more than 10 minutes.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Two items on Drew Brees' to-do list today: Become the fourth QB in NFL history to throw 500 career TD passes. And become the third QB ever to beat all 32 teams (he's 0-4 all-time vs. the Ravens). Brees will have to deal with some wind here in Baltimore, but sunny and cool in the low 50s. Not quite winter conditions yet.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Good news for the Saints. Pro Bowl RG Larry Warford is active today against Baltimore's No. 1-ranked defense. Warford missed practice time this week with a back injury, and the Saints are without starting LG Andrus Peat and veteran backup Jermon Bushrod. The Saints' other inactives are DT Taylor Stallworth, DE Trey Hendrickson, DL Mitchell Loewen, G/C Will Clapp and S J.T. Gray.

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Saints' Bushrod mourns death of newborn child

New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod's newborn daughter has died, he said in a tweet Saturday, writing, "My heart has been broken."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints will be thin at guard against the NFL's No. 1-ranked defense on Sunday in Baltimore. Starting LG Andrus Peat has been ruled out with a concussion. Pro Bowl RG Larry Warford is questionable with a back injury. And backup G/T Jermon Bushrod is questionable after missing two days of practice for non-injury reasons. Warford practiced on a limited basis Friday after missing Thursday's practice. The Saints have an experienced backup at left guard in veteran Josh LeRibeus, who started two games in place of Peat earlier this year. However, they may have to go with inexperienced second-year pro Cameron Tom or recently re-signed veteran Michael Ola if Warford and Bushrod aren't available. ... Saints DT Taylor Stallworth (ankle) has also been ruled out.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said it's realistic to believe that WR Ted Ginn Jr. could return from injured reserve in eight weeks. He said Ginn had arthroscopic knee surgery after dealing with inflammation.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints CB Marshon Lattimore said better practice habits and treating practice "more like a game" have led to his improvement since Week 1. He admitted that he needed to improve his focus in that area. ... Now he says he just wishes teams would start throwing at him so he can make some plays. Maybe he'll get his chance Sunday against the Ravens, who rank second in the NFL in pass attempts.

Young hopes Ravens' D can limit Saints' offense (0:30)
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Saints put WR Ginn (knee) on injured reserve

The New Orleans Saints placed veteran receiver Ted Ginn Jr. on injured reserve Thursday with a knee injury, which will mean a greater role for backups Cameron Meredith and Tre'Quan Smith.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints placed WR Ted Ginn Jr. on injured reserve with the knee injury that first sidelined him in Week 5. It's unclear if he could return later this season, but obviously it will mean a greater role for both rookie WR Tre'Quan Smith and fourth-year WR Cameron Meredith. … In other Saints injury updates, CB Marshon Lattimore has been cleared through the NFL's concussion protocol. And both of the Saints' starting guards missed practice Thursday (Larry Warford with a back injury and Andrus Peat with a head injury) – while the team re-signed veteran Michael Ola for added depth at the position.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Forget celebrating the NFL passing-yardage record. Drew Brees said that seeing his son Bowen pop up on ESPN's "You Got Mossed!" segment last week was "probably the greatest part of my bye week." Brees, who coaches his sons in flag football, had shared the video on social media of Bowen making a leaping grab to snag a deep ball away from a defender. "To be sitting there watching Sunday NFL Countdown with your boys, and all of a sudden your son shows up on ‘You Got Mossed' and he's the one going up over somebody and making a great catch," Brees said, "to see the look on his face of just sheer joy and excitement, it was priceless."

Team Stats

Passing Yards320.83rd
Rushing Yards103.219th
Points For36.01st
Points Against28.026th

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