NFL Week 12 Capsule – Ravens at Saints

BALTIMORE RAVENS (6-4) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (4-6)

SERIES

RAVENS SAINTS
MON. RECORD 9-9 17-18
SERIES LEADER 4-1
STREAKS Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Harbaugh: 1-0 Payton: 0-2
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 10: W 21-7 vs. Titans) L 27-10 vs. Bengals
LAST GAME 12/19/10: Saints 24 at Ravens 30. Baltimore RB Ray Rice has 233 scrimmage yards (153 rushing, 80 receiving) & 2 TDs (1 rushing, 1 receiving). Ravens TE Ed Dickson adds TD catch.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/29/06: Ravens 35, Saints 22. Baltimore S Dawan Landry & CB Ronnie Prude each have INT-TDs. Ravens QB Steve McNair has 3 TDs (2 passing, 1 rushing).
BROADCAST ESPN (7:30 PM CT): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (Bal.), 92 (NO). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Bal.), 226 (NO).

STATS

PASSING Flacco: 219-351-2521-17-8-90.7 Brees: 290-417-3071 (1C)-19 (3C)-10-95.9 (3C)
RUSHING Forsett: 133-721 (3C)-5.4-5 (T3C) Ingram: 138-618-4.5-6 (T3C)
RECEIVING
  1. Smith: 49-728-14.9-4
  2. Graham (TE): 59-623-10.6-7
OFFENSE 364.8 424.5 (1C)
TAKE/GIVE +1 -9
DEFENSE 335.7 369.9
SACKS Dumervil: 10.5 (T2L) Galette: 6
INTs Mosley, Ngata: 2 White: 2
PUNTING Koch: 46.0 Morstead: 45.6
KICKING Tucker: 83 (26/26 PAT; 19/22 FG)
  1. Graham: 73 (28/29 PAT; 15/16 FG)

NOTES

RAVENS: Aim for 6th consecutive win vs. NFC…In only career meeting, QB JOE FLACCO passed for 2 TDs for 112.9 rating. Ravens are 42-7 (.857) when Flacco posts 90+ rating…RB JUSTIN FORSETT leads NFL RBs with 5.4 rush avg. (133 att., 721 yards). Tied career-high with 2 TDs vs. Titans, rushing for 112 yards. RB LORENZO TALIAFERRO (Rd. 4, No. 138 overall) has 4 rush TDs, tied for 3rd most among NFL rookies…WR STEVE SMITH, SR. (79) needs TD to become 1 of 6 active players with 80 career (71 rec., 4 PR, 2 rush, 2 KR). Had 17-yard TD catch in last game at NO (12/8/13 with Car.). WR TORREY SMITH has 6 TDs in past 7, incl. 32-yarder vs. Ten…LB C.J. MOSLEY (No. 17 overall) leads NFL rookies with 87 tackles. LB TERRELL SUGGS (99.5) needs half sack to become 1st Raven to reach 100 career. LB ELVIS DUMERVIL has 10.5 sacks in past 9…SAINTS: QB DREW BREES has won 9 of past 10 on MNF with 29 TDs, 5 INTs & 118.6 rating. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Bal. with 3+ TDs. In past 19 at home, has 6,234 yards (328.1 per game), 58 TDs, 13 INTs & 114.3 rating. Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 41,804 pass yards & 302 pass TDs…Since Week 8, RB MARK INGRAM leads NFL in rushing (459 yards)…WR MARQUES COLSTON had 6 catches for 163 yards & 2 TDs in last home meeting. TE JIMMY GRAHAM had 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 17 TDs in past 15 vs. AFC. Has 14 TDs in past 14 at home. Has 8 TDs in past 6 on MNF. Since 2011, leads NFL TEs with 329 catches, 4,130 yards & 43 TDs…LB JUNIOR GALETTE has 12 sacks in past 13 at home. Has 7 sacks in past 9 vs. AFC. DE CAMERON JORDAN has 11 sacks in past 12 at home. Has 17.5 sacks in past 25. Has 4 sacks in past 3 games on MNF.

Report: Saints Place WR Cooks On IR with Wrist Injury

The Saints have lost WR Brandin Cooks for the remainder of the season, as ESPN reports the team has placed him on injured reserve with a wrist injury.

Cooks was having a very good rookie year, becoming an instant threat for Drew Brees, leading all NFL rookies with 53 receptions for 550 yards and three touchdowns.

It was thought at first that the injury suffered by Cooks was a broken thumb, Monday his agent, Jeff Sperbeck, said that Cooks underwent successful surgery to repair a broken thumb and miss 4-to-6 weeks.

Cooks caught five passes for 50 yards and also ran once for 5 yards in the teams 27-10 loss Sunday at home to the Bengals.

Cooks was New Orleans’ first-round pick out of Oregon State in the 2014 draft.

NFL Week 12 Lines – Saints Home Favorites vs Ravens

Kansas City Chiefs v Oakland Raiders

Date & Time Favorite Line Underdog Total
11/20 8:25 ET Kansas City -7 At Oakland 43
11/23 1:00 ET At Atlanta -3 Cleveland 47
11/23 1:00 ET At Philadelphia -11.5 Tennessee 48
11/23 1:00 ET At New England -7 Detroit 48
11/23 1:00 ET Green Bay -9.5 At Minnesota 48.5
11/23 1:00 ET At Indianapolis -13.5 Jacksonville 50
11/23 1:00 ET At Houston -2 Cincinnati 43.5
11/23 1:00 ET At Buffalo -4.5 NY Jets 40
11/23 1:00 ET At Chicago -6 Tampa Bay 46.5
11/23 4:05 ET At Seattle -6.5 Arizona 42
11/23 4:05 ET At San Diego -6 St. Louis 44
11/23 4:25 ET At Denver -7.5 Miami 49.5
11/23 4:25 ET At San Francisco -8.5 Washington 44.5
11/23 8:30 ET Dallas -3.5 At NY Giants 47.5

Monday Night Football Line

11/24 8:30 ET At New Orleans -3.5 Baltimore 49.5

Saints Lose WR Brandin Cooks With a Broken Thumb

Cincinnati Bengals  v New Orleans Saints

As if a home 27-10 loss to the Bengals wasn’t bad enough, the Saints have more bad news, as it appears they have lost first-round pick WR Brandin Cooks for up to two to four weeks with a broken thumb.

ESPN reports the injury happened during the loss to the Bengals, a game the Saints led 3-0 early, but by the fourth quarter trailed 20-3, before losing 27-10.

Cooks is having a solid rookie year, becoming an instant threat for Drew Brees, leading all NFL rookies with 53 receptions for 550 yards and three touchdowns.

The Saints will host the Ravens next Monday night.

Saints Lose Second Straight At Home; Fall Badly to Bengals 27-10

Cincinnati Bengals v New Orleans Saints

A week after a deflating home loss to the 49ers, the Saints were outmatched, outcoached and most importantly, outplayed as they were beaten soundly at home by the AFC North Cincinnati Bengals 27-10.

The loss puts the Saints at 4-6 on the season, but somehow in the worst division in football that’s good enough to be tied for first with the Falcons, who won over the Panthers on the road.

The Saints secondary, which has been awful this season for the most part, allowed Andy Dalton, who had a QB rating of 2.0 in his last game, threw for three touchdowns and 220 yards and carried a QB rating of 143.9 following the win.

Drew Brees and the Saints offense was held in check for most of the day by the Bengals. Brees passed for 255 yards and one TD to Kenny Stills, but by then the Saints were already in major catchup mode down 20-3.

Up 3-0, Dalton found tight end Jermaine Gresham for a 12-yard score to make it 7-3 late in the first quarter in favor of the Bengals.

Cincy went up 13-3 at the half on two Mike Nugent field goals, and then 20-3 after a two-yard TD to Gresham in the third quarter.

The Saints closed it to 20-10, but then Dalton hit favorite wide out A.J. Green for a 24-yard score to close out the scoring at 27-10.

It’s a stinging loss for a Saints team that had won 14 in a row at home until their OT loss last week to the 49ers.

They will play their third straight at home on November 24th as they play host to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night football.

Bengals vs Saints NFL Week 11 Inactives

Bengals: RB Giovani Bernard, OT Andre Smith, OT Tanner Hawkinson, WR Greg Little, LB Vontaze Burfict, CB Terence Newman, DT Devon Still.

Saints: RB Pierre Thomas, RB Khiry Robinson, RB Edwin Baker, WR Robert Meachem, WR Nick Toon, OT Nick Becton, G Senio Kelemete.

49ers at Saints Friday Injury Report

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Status Report
QUESTIONABLE CB Tramaine Brock (toe), DT Quinton Dial (eye), WR Brandon Lloyd (hamstring), LB Dan Skuta (ankle), LB Patrick Willis (toe)
PROBABLE RB Frank Gore (hip), DE Justin Smith (not injury related), DT Ian Williams (shin)
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Dan Skuta (ankle), DE Justin Smith (not injury related), LB Patrick Willis (toe)
Thursday LB Dan Skuta (ankle), LB Patrick Willis (toe)
Friday LB Dan Skuta (ankle), LB Patrick Willis (toe)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB Tramaine Brock (toe), RB Frank Gore (hip), WR Brandon Lloyd (hamstring), DT Ian Williams (shin)
Thursday CB Tramaine Brock (toe), DT Quinton Dial (eye), RB Frank Gore (hip), WR Brandon Lloyd (hamstring), DT Ian Williams (shin)
Friday CB Tramaine Brock (toe), DT Quinton Dial (eye), WR Brandon Lloyd (hamstring)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Thursday DE Justin Smith (not injury related)
Friday RB Frank Gore (hip), DE Justin Smith (not injury related), DT Ian Williams (shin)
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Status Report
OUT LB David Hawthorne (hand), RB Khiry Robinson (forearm), RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE C Jonathan Goodwin (knee, ankle), RB Mark Ingram (shoulder), WR Robert Meachem (ankle), T Zach Strief (chest)
PROBABLE TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder), WR Kenny Stills (thigh)
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB David Hawthorne (hand), RB Khiry Robinson (forearm), T Zach Strief (chest), RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder)
Thursday LB David Hawthorne (hand), WR Robert Meachem (ankle), RB Khiry Robinson (forearm), T Zach Strief (chest), RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder)
Friday LB David Hawthorne (hand), WR Robert Meachem (ankle), RB Khiry Robinson (forearm), T Zach Strief (chest), RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday C Jonathan Goodwin (knee, ankle), RB Mark Ingram (shoulder), WR Kenny Stills (thigh)
Thursday C Jonathan Goodwin (knee, ankle), RB Mark Ingram (shoulder), WR Kenny Stills (thigh)
Friday C Jonathan Goodwin (knee, ankle), RB Mark Ingram (shoulder), WR Kenny Stills (thigh)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder)
Thursday TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder)
Friday TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder)

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