Tyler Huntley ran for a 7-yard touchdown with 6: 35 closing, and the Baltimore Ravens extended their preseason worthwhile droop to 18 games with a 17-14 victory over the Original Orleans Saints on Saturday evening.
The Ravens haven’t lost within the preseason since 2015. They struggled to switch the ball Saturday with quarterback Lamar Jackson held out, nonetheless Original Orleans couldn’t overcome its six turnovers. Huntley, who took over for Trace McSorley at quarterback within the 2nd half of, capped a 12-play, 79-yard drive with the Ravens’ most effective touchdown of the sport.
Jameis Winston threw for 96 yards and a touchdown for Original Orleans, nonetheless he and Taysom Hill each and every threw an interception in some instantaneous rising effort for the Saints within the post-Drew Brees era. Original Orleans also lost three fumbles.
“You would possibly well even honest bask in six turnovers, 10 penalties, you are going to fight,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “We were fortunate to even be that end, in actual fact. … Putrid job by us as coaches, gamers. It became once gruesome to ask.”
Geno Stone had two interceptions for the Ravens. He said it became once the first time that had took place since excessive faculty.
“Nonetheless I had three of them that sport,” he said. “It felt correct getting two.”
Brees’ retirement left the Original Orleans quarterback project in a narrate of uncertainty. Hill began Saturday and played the first three assortment. Then Winston played the remainder of the first half of. Hill went 8 of 12 for 81 yards, and Winston became once 7 of 12 for 96 yards.
“I mediate preseason games, you’re making an strive to receive film available,” Hill said. “I mediate there were a form of in actual fact correct issues that we are able to all study from.”
Ian E-book came on within the 2nd half of, and with the Saints at the Baltimore 35, his deep plug became once intercepted by Shaun Wade at the 9 with 1: 42 closing.
Tony Jones scored on an 18-yard bustle within the 2nd quarter to give the Saints a 7-3 lead. At that time, Original Orleans became once outgaining Baltimore 157-4 and the Ravens did not bask in a first down. McSorley in a roundabout arrangement guided Baltimore to a correct drive after that, nonetheless the Ravens did not reach the discontinue zone until valuable later.
Jackson had most effective been practising for a week after missing the originate of working in direction of camp after trying out particular for COVID-19. McSorley played the first half of, and Huntley came on within the 2nd.
The Ravens did arrange three discipline wishes within the first half of: a 56-yarder by Justin Tucker and kicks of 42 and 53 yards by Jake Verity.
Huntley became once 12 of 16 for 77 yards and also had 42 yards on six carries. McSorley became once 11 of 18 for 86 yards with an interception.
“I notion they each and every operated in actual fact properly,” coach John Harbaugh said. “Trace, he became once going via a runt bit assist spasm narrate, so I mediate that shrimp his skill to switch round the pocket and bustle round, nonetheless he made some correct throws and stuff. Then Tyler came in and correct played gargantuan football.”
Winston threw an 8-yard touchdown plug to Lil’Jordan Humphrey within the 2nd quarter to assign the Saints up 14-6, nonetheless missed opportunities in a roundabout arrangement caught up with them. Original Orleans lost two of its fumbles right via the Baltimore 20.
The Ravens also grew to turn out to be over the ball a pair times, collectively with a fumble by Huntley at the Original Orleans 15 within the fourth quarter.
Star running assist Alvin Kamara did not play for the Saints, and the Ravens did not exercise newly got receiver Sammy Watkins.
THOMAS WITH TEAM
Saints receiver Michael Thomas became once at the sport carrying a boot. Thomas is getting higher from surgical plan in June for a excessive ankle sprain. Payton said on the eve of the first note of working in direction of camp that it became once disappointing to be with out Thomas, and that the job will bask in to composed bask in took place earlier.
“He’s mad to be round these guys, and we’re mad to bask in him round these guys,” Payton said Saturday. “Nonetheless it wasn’t this mountainous kumbaya moment or one thing like that.”
Ravens OL Bradley Bozeman went down with what Harbaugh known as a minor ankle sprain, and LB Kristian Welch had a shoulder stinger later. Saints DE Tanoh Kpassagnon seemed shaken up within the 2nd quarter nonetheless became once ready to stroll off the discipline with out danger.
Saints: host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Aug. 23.
Ravens: talk over with the Carolina Panthers subsequent Saturday evening.