Week 9 of the NFL season concluded with the Baltimore Ravens taking care of business on the road to defeat the New Orleans Saints, 27-13, on Monday Night Football.
The Ravens improved to 6-3 with the win as Lamar Jackson threw for a touchdown and Kenyan Drake scored two. Justin Houston dominated defensively, recording 2.5 sacks and an interception. The Saints fell to 3-6 with the loss.
Here are the best plays from Monday’s action:
Ravens vs. Saints
Probably a touchdown
Jackson found rookie Isaiah Likely open downfield for a 24-yard touchdown pass, the QB’s 100th of his career, to give the Ravens a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter.
The Saints didn’t have much to prove in their first three games, scoring in each. But Alvin Kamara made a cool catch.
Drake had as easy a touchdown as he could have asked for to put the Ravens up 14-0 before the two-minute warning.
Saints rookie wide receiver Chris Olave showed some nice moves to get open and made a reception to set up New Orleans for a field goal to make it a 14-3 game at halftime.
In addition to throwing his 100th career TD pass, Jackson moved into fifth all-time in rushing yards by a quarterback on Monday night, passing Steve Young.
Marlon Humphrey did his part to keep the Saints out of the end zone late in the third quarter, blitzing unstoppable to sack Andy Dalton, forcing New Orleans to kick a field goal to make it 17-6.
Story of the night
Houston and Calais Campbell combined for another third-down catch to get the Saints’ offense down the field.
Jackson turned a likely tackle for loss on third-and-1 into a 15-yard gain on a drive that led to a Ravens field goal that made it 20-6 in the fourth.
Houston – you are a problem
After recording 2.5 sacks earlier in the game, Houston decided to catch a pass, intercepting Dalton midway through the fourth quarter to give the Ravens great field position.
Drake added his second touchdown on another short pass up the middle to give the Ravens a 27-6 lead in the quarter.
Tiptoe into the end zone
The Saints finally scored a touchdown when Juwan Johnson made a catch down the sideline and the Ravens defense saw him run into the end zone to make it a 27-13 game. This ended up being the final score.
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