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4-1, 1st in NFC South

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints went for it four times on fourth down during their opening drive against the Ravens -- starting with a successful fake punt. But they ultimately failed on their fourth attempt from Baltimore's 4-yard line when option QB Taysom Hill's pitch to Alvin Kamara turned into a fumble. So the Saints came up empty on a 20-play, 69-yard drive that lasted more than 10 minutes.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Two items on Drew Brees' to-do list today: Become the fourth QB in NFL history to throw 500 career TD passes. And become the third QB ever to beat all 32 teams (he's 0-4 all-time vs. the Ravens). Brees will have to deal with some wind here in Baltimore, but sunny and cool in the low 50s. Not quite winter conditions yet.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Good news for the Saints. Pro Bowl RG Larry Warford is active today against Baltimore's No. 1-ranked defense. Warford missed practice time this week with a back injury, and the Saints are without starting LG Andrus Peat and veteran backup Jermon Bushrod. The Saints' other inactives are DT Taylor Stallworth, DE Trey Hendrickson, DL Mitchell Loewen, G/C Will Clapp and S J.T. Gray.

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Saints' Bushrod mourns death of newborn child

New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod's newborn daughter has died, he said in a tweet Saturday, writing, "My heart has been broken."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints will be thin at guard against the NFL's No. 1-ranked defense on Sunday in Baltimore. Starting LG Andrus Peat has been ruled out with a concussion. Pro Bowl RG Larry Warford is questionable with a back injury. And backup G/T Jermon Bushrod is questionable after missing two days of practice for non-injury reasons. Warford practiced on a limited basis Friday after missing Thursday's practice. The Saints have an experienced backup at left guard in veteran Josh LeRibeus, who started two games in place of Peat earlier this year. However, they may have to go with inexperienced second-year pro Cameron Tom or recently re-signed veteran Michael Ola if Warford and Bushrod aren't available. ... Saints DT Taylor Stallworth (ankle) has also been ruled out.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said it's realistic to believe that WR Ted Ginn Jr. could return from injured reserve in eight weeks. He said Ginn had arthroscopic knee surgery after dealing with inflammation.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints CB Marshon Lattimore said better practice habits and treating practice "more like a game" have led to his improvement since Week 1. He admitted that he needed to improve his focus in that area. ... Now he says he just wishes teams would start throwing at him so he can make some plays. Maybe he'll get his chance Sunday against the Ravens, who rank second in the NFL in pass attempts.

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Saints put WR Ginn (knee) on injured reserve

The New Orleans Saints placed veteran receiver Ted Ginn Jr. on injured reserve Thursday with a knee injury, which will mean a greater role for backups Cameron Meredith and Tre'Quan Smith.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints placed WR Ted Ginn Jr. on injured reserve with the knee injury that first sidelined him in Week 5. It's unclear if he could return later this season, but obviously it will mean a greater role for both rookie WR Tre'Quan Smith and fourth-year WR Cameron Meredith. … In other Saints injury updates, CB Marshon Lattimore has been cleared through the NFL's concussion protocol. And both of the Saints' starting guards missed practice Thursday (Larry Warford with a back injury and Andrus Peat with a head injury) – while the team re-signed veteran Michael Ola for added depth at the position.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Forget celebrating the NFL passing-yardage record. Drew Brees said that seeing his son Bowen pop up on ESPN's "You Got Mossed!" segment last week was "probably the greatest part of my bye week." Brees, who coaches his sons in flag football, had shared the video on social media of Bowen making a leaping grab to snag a deep ball away from a defender. "To be sitting there watching Sunday NFL Countdown with your boys, and all of a sudden your son shows up on ‘You Got Mossed' and he's the one going up over somebody and making a great catch," Brees said, "to see the look on his face of just sheer joy and excitement, it was priceless."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees would love to knock the Ravens off his football bucket list — they're the one team he's never beaten. But it won't be easy since they have the NFL's No. 1-ranked defense.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints CB Marshon Lattimore practiced fully Wednesday -- a good sign that he will be able to return from the concussion he suffered in Week 5. Lattimore has not been fully cleared through the NFL's concussion protocol yet, but he is obviously trending in the right direction. Meanwhile, two players missed practice on Wednesday: WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) and DT Taylor Stallworth (ankle). That's not a great sign for either player coming off of a bye week, though we will know more about their potential availability on Thursday and Friday. If Ginn can't play Sunday at Baltimore, it will obviously mean bigger roles for rookie WR Tre'Quan Smith and veteran Cameron Meredith, both of whom stepped up in Ginn's absence in Week 5.

Can anyone catch Brees' passing yardage record? (1:51)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints re-signed DT Jay Bromley and released CB Demetri Goodson. They also made two practice-squad switches, adding WR Shane Wynn and DB Chris Campbell while releasing WR Tanner McEvoy and DB Darius Hillary.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said Saints CB Marshon Lattimore is still in the concussion protocol because the team hasn't practiced yet since he suffered the injury in last week's Monday night game. But he said he's doing well. That's obviously good news since Lattimore is New Orleans' No. 1 cornerback and the Saints already lost veteran nickel corner Patrick Robinson to injured reserve last month.

Team Stats

Passing Yards320.83rd
Rushing Yards103.219th
Points For36.01st
Points Against28.026th

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2018 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(14)Marcus DavenportDEUTSA
3(27)Tre'Quan SmithWRUCF
4(27)Rick LeonardOTFlorida State
5(27)Natrell JamersonSWisconsin
6(15)Kamrin MooreCBBoston College
6(27)Boston ScottRBLouisiana Tech
7(27)Will ClappOGLSU