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Ravens vs. Saints final: 5 winners and 2 losers

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NFL: New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens fell to New Orleans 24-23 in Week 7. The offense executed well enough and out-gained the Saints in yardage. But the defense struggled to get off the field, allowing 10 third or fourth down conversions that led to a seven minute time-of-possession disadvantage. Ultimately, special teams failed the Ravens in the game’s final moments.

Winners:

John Brown

‘Smokey’ corralled a 13-yard pass on fourth down to keep the chains moving in route to the Ravens first score. Then his beautiful 56-yard catch-and-run set up the second quarter touchdown. Brown re-emerged later in the game with a long gain on Baltimore’s second to last drive before securing what should have been a game-tying touchdown. He is arguably the team MVP through seven games.

Terrell Suggs

Suggs came off the right side to sack Drew Brees and posted another tackle for a loss on Alvin Kamara. After 16 seasons in the league, ‘Sizzle’ is still the Ravens most impactful and consistent defender.

Chris Moore

Made a great special teams play to pin the opposition deep for the second straight week. Also chipped in with a nine-yard run and 14-yard catch on offense.

Ronnie Stanley

Another terrific game for the left tackle who has taken his game to the next level in his third season. His pass protection kept Joe Flacco clean for most of afternoon.

Lamar Jackson

Recorded his first career touchdown just before halftime, Jackson also picked up a crucial third down on the ground.

Losers:

Jimmy Smith

Jimmy allowed a fourth quarter touchdown to Michael Thomas and was beaten for completions on a handful of passes.

Justin Tucker

On a windy day, Tucker missed the first extra point of his career with less than 30 seconds remaining on a play that would have tied the game.