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Inside the Game: Saints vs Ravens series history

As Baltimore only played its first NFL season in 1996 as a new franchise following a move from Cleveland, the Saints and Ravens have only met in the regular season six times.

SERIES HISTORY

As Baltimore only played its first NFL season in 1996 as a new franchise following a move from Cleveland, the Saints and Ravens have only met in the regular season six times. In that span, Baltimore has dominated New Orleans, boasting a 5-1 record against the Saints. Their last meeting came on November 24, 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Black and Gold were unable to stop Baltimore RB Justin Forsett, who racked up 182 yards on the ground as well as two touchdowns, including a 20-yard dash to the end zone in the fourth quarter that sealed the victory for Baltimore. Despite a valiant effort from Saints QB Drew Brees, who completed 35-of-45 passes for 420 yards and three touchdowns, his one mistake proved costly, as an interception returned for a touchdown in the third quarter put the Ravens up for good. The two teams last met in exhibition play in 2016, faced each other at the Superdome for the fourth and final preseason matchup of last year. With neither team fielding its starters, the Ravens used a 16-point second quarter to take a 10-point lead, then held the Saints scoreless from the end of the first quarter until just two minutes remained in the fourth quarter. Saints QB Garrett Grayson gave a solid performance, going 11-of-16 for 98 yards and one touchdown pass, but he was unable to match the pace set by Ravens QB Josh Javon Johnson, who completed 18 of 24 passes for 181 yards and rushed seven times for 19 yards and a touchdown. The Saints fell to 0-4 on the preseason while the Ravens finished their preseason slate undefeated.

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