By David McDonnell
The Ravens continue to look stronger by the week and they had little trouble getting the better of the Saints in the Superdome on Monday Night Football.
The Ravens defence has a great mix of youth and experience and new addition Roquan Smith adds leadership to a room with Justin Houston and Calais Campbell. Houston in particular had an excellent game with two and a half sacks and an interception.
On his second drive of the game, Lamar hit five different targets as he led the Ravens up the field and it finished when he found rookie tight-end Isaiah Likely with a well designed play for a touchdown.
The Saints were struggling on offence and their first four possessions ended up with punts.
In contrast, Lamar Jackson was in total control and he brought Baltimore up the field on a 12-play seven minute drive. Kenyon Drake did the honours of running the ball into the endzone from short yardage for a 14-0 lead.
With two minutes remaining in the half, the Saints added a field goal. It should have been more but Andy Dalton and Marcus Calloway failed to link up and left a TD on the field.
In the fourth quarter Dalton picked off Houston and with the short field, Drake ran in for his second touchdown of the contest.
This Ravens side are getting healthier and are looking very formidable on offence and defence. A Super Bowl threat for sure.