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it looks like a 3 and out but the Saints pick up the first on a fake punt. They then drive the field with two more first on fourth down plays and drive into goal range. All comes to naught when a fumble on a trick play gives the ball to the Ravens. Ravens make one successful series for a first down then have to punt on the next.During this drive Baltimore uses two challenge flags winning one and losing one. No more challenges for them.Saints wind up punting and then the Ravens punt. Saints punt again and it’s a zero score game thus far.Next drive Payton challenges a spot and loses. Joe Flacco picks up another first down. Saints jump offsides put a completed pass gives Baltimore another first. Saints defense holds on the third down but the Ravens pick up the first on fourth down. After a near interception the Ravens are forced to kick a fieldgoal. 3-0 ravens late in the second quarter. Saints start off the next drive on the 25. Drew Brees escapes a near sack and completes for a first. Next past is a long one to Michael Thomas for 32 yards. Short pass to Mark Ingram for 8 yards. Alvin Kamara runs for short and inches on 2nd down. Brees with the QB sneak for the first. Josh LeRibeus who is in for Andrus Peat is down with what looks like a calf or ankle injury. Kamara breaks off a long run for first and goal. Kamara runs to the 5 yard line which takes us to the 2 minute warning. Drew throws for the endzone and a pass interference call makes it first and goal at the one. Brees tosses it to Benjamin Watson for the TD and he joins the 500 TD club. The Will Lutz extra point is good and the Saints go up 7-3. Ravens start the net drive at the 25 with 1:53 left on the clock. Willie Snead IV picks up 9 yards. Raven get the first down. Next pass to Josh Brown almost scores. Marcus Williams stops him at the one. On first down the Saints stuff the run. On second a illegal contact against Marcus Williams gives the Raven a new set of downs. 2 plays later Lamar Jackson runs it in for a TD. Extra point is good. Ravens head into the half up 10-7. In a matchup between the league's highest-scoring offense and top-ranked defense Youth Tyeler Davison Jersey , the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens played to a near draw.New Orleans didn't come close to matching its average of 36 points, and the Baltimore defense finally wilted in the second half 鈥?thanks to the stellar play of Saints quarterback Drew Brees.At the end of New Orleans' 24-23 victory, players from both teams had plenty reason to feel good about how they performed.Everyone except Justin Tucker.Tucker was 222 for 222 on conversion kicks until he shanked one to the right with 24 seconds remaining and overtime seemingly waiting for these two evenly matched teams."I can't tell you exactly what happened," Tucker said, "but at the end of the day I feel like I cost us the game."The missed kick gave Brees his first career victory over the Ravens, the only team he had not defeated. He joins Brett Favre and Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to beat every club.Brees threw his 500th TD pass to help the Saints (5-1) extend their winning streak to five. Manning, Favre, Tom Brady and now Brees are the only members of the 500 club.Joe Flacco went 23 for 39 for 279 yards for Baltimore (4-3) and fashioned a wonderful late drive to put the Ravens just an extra point away from overtime.Some other things to know about the Saints-Ravens game:THE FOURTH ESTATECoach Sean Payton had the Saints go for it on fourth down four times during a 20-play game-opening drive , the lone unsuccessful attempt coming on the final try, when a fumble by Taysom Hill was recovered by the Ravens' Michael Pierce at the Baltimore 6-yard line.New Orleans was 4 for 5 on fourth-down conversions for the day, something Brees said set the tone early for the kind of offensive game they wanted to play."It gives you a lot of confidence, you know?" Brees said. "Feeling like he's putting the ball in our hands to make the play and he's got plays he likes. That makes us feel like we're playing to win, not just playing."BROWN DELIVERSRavens receiver John Brown bounced back from two uneventful games with seven catches for 134 yards and the potential game-tying score with 24 seconds left.Brown signed with Baltimore as a free agent in March after playing four years in Arizona. He leads the Ravens in yards receiving and touchdown catches (4)."It was good just to be able to make the plays. The opportunity came to me," Brown said. "You can take all those yards back, the touchdown back. I'd rather get the win."A DIFFERENT LOOKBrees is a pure passer, so teams know what to expect from him. But Payton continues to integrate Taysom Hill Cameron Jordan Jersey , a second-year man out of Brigham Young, into the offense to give opponents a different look.So far, the ploy has paid dividends."He made some big plays," Payton said of Hill, who rushed three times for 12 yards. "He had a toss and he kept the ball. Look, he does so many different things. He's a football player. When the game is over and it's a grass field, his uniform is dirty."JACKSON'S SIXRookie quarterback Lamar Jackson scored his first NFL touchdown and gave the Ravens the lead when he carried the ball into the end zone with four seconds remaining in the first half."It was amazing. I'm in touchdown heaven, or football heaven Authentic Vonn Bell Jersey , whatever you want to call it," he said. "Man, I'm taking this ball right to the sideline and keeping it."Jackson was the second of Baltimore's two first round draft picks this year. The Heisman Trophy winner in 2016 has appeared in every game but had not contributed a scoring play.HOLD THAT LINEWith Josh LeRibeus subbing for Andrus Peat (head injury) at left guard and reserve tackle Jermon Bushrod inactive following the death of his infant daughter, the Saints knew they'd have to get a cohesive effort from the offensive line to prevent Baltimore's barrage of blitzes.Well, Terrell Suggs' sack of Brees in the fourth quarter was the lone blemish on an otherwise spotless day of protection. And that came with LeRibeus missing time due to an ankle injury.

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