Baltimore Ravens 27-13 New Orleans Saints: Kenyan Drakes rushes for two touchdowns as Ravens win third straight | NFL News

The Ravens (6-3) defense, bolstered by the debut of linebacker Roquan Smith, limited the Saints (3-6) to 243 yards of total offense, including just 48 rushing. Watch Thursday Night Football – Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints – Live on Sky Sports NFL, 1.15am, Friday

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Baltimore Ravens' Kenya Drake celebrates with quarterback Lamar Jackson after one of his two touchdowns.

Baltimore Ravens’ Kenya Drake celebrates with quarterback Lamar Jackson after one of his two touchdowns.

Kenyan Drake ran for two touchdowns and Lamar Jackson passed for one as the Baltimore Ravens won their third straight game with a 27-13 road victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. .

The story of the game

Jackson completed 12 of 22 passes for 133 yards and rushed 11 times for 82 yards, 11 yards shy of Drake’s team-leading total, as the Ravens (6-3) had 37 minutes to play. Had the ball for a long time.

Baltimore’s defense was bolstered by the debut of linebacker Roquan Smith, who was acquired in a trade with Chicago last week, and the activation of linebacker Tyus Bowser, who has yet to play his season due to an Achilles injury. . They kept the Saints (3-6) out of the end zone for more than 55 minutes and limited them to 243 total yards, including just 48 rushing.

The Ravens held Saints star running back Alvin Kamara, who had 158 yards of total offense and three touchdowns in last week’s shutout victory over the Las Vegas Raiders, to just 30 yards on nine carries and 32 yards on three receptions. . Saints quarterback Andy Dalton completed 19 of 29 passes for 210 yards, with one touchdown and one interception.

Jackson threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to rookie tight end Isaiah Prospect, filling in for injured starter Mark Andrews, to open the scoring and give Baltimore a 7–0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Drake’s first touchdown, a goal-line plunge, extended the lead to 14-0, before Will Lutz kicked a 33-yard field goal on the final play of the first half to open the Saints’ lead to 14. Cut down to -3. .

On the first possession of the third quarter, the Ravens set up a 32-yard field goal by Justin Tucker, before Lutz answered with another 33-yarder of his own.

After another Tucker kick was successful 41 yards, on the first play of the ensuing possession, Justin Houston intercepted Dalton, setting up Drake’s second score from the three-yard line.

Dalton threw a 41-yard late touchdown pass to Juwan Johnson with more than four minutes remaining, but the damage was already done and the Ravens ran out the rest of the clock to secure a comfortable victory.

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