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Here we go, Saints Fans. The Day of Raven-ing is here. We face a 9-4 Ravens team that is (on paper) much stronger than any team we've faced since the Pittsburgh Steelers back on Halloween. We will see how we stack up against a serious playoff contender.

Did you hear it's supposed to be cold today in Baltimore? Go here for the late-breaking, current, up-to-the-minute, fast-action news team weather conditions. I've set it up to open in a separate window so you can toggle back and forth as you read this're welcome.

Jeff Duncan gives passing mention to Chris Ivory not playing today in his column today, but he does not cite a source on that nugget, so who knows where that came from. I've yet to see the inactive list for today. We will see.

If you make the jump (and I, for one, hope that you will) you will also see player tweets, Drew Brees and Scott Shanle videos, and the usual assortment of Sunday morning game previews, featurettes, what to watch for in the game stories , and scouting reports.

Saints vs Ravens coverage

Saints vs Ravens preview

Baltimore Beatdown


jeffduncantp Chris Ivory made the trip to Baltimore with the#Saints. Officially he's a game-time decision. I think its very doubtful that he plays Sun.
Official_Saints Props to @IWillSmith & his wife Racquel for providing dinner & presents to 17 families at Saints facility tonight
Jmack37 @alexbrown96 welcome to bmore bruh buh
T_Porter22 I'm hungry...who's cooking n Bmore?...oh wait I'm waiting on my old high school teacher to come thru so we can grab something to eat
T_Porter22 #rachett RT @HannaBay: 20 on pump 2. And can I just write the check for 30 and get 2 five's back n cash.
LanceMoore16 In Baltimore getting some rest. Gotta get focused for tomorrow! #whodat
dmcallister26 Just partnered up with a national org. Gonna make a difference for a lot of ppl really soon. More Details to come
ChaseDaniel Dinner w/ the Q-dogs in Baltimore about to head to meetings! I saw The Town earlier on the plane for the first time! Great movie!
T_Porter22 Had a good catching up w/ my high school teacher Mr. B; now time for meetings n such #leego
HeathEvans Here is a pic of the water here in Baltimore from about 5,000 ft up.#fb
LanceMoore16 Laying it down for the night. Big game tomorrow, as they all are. Thanks for all of the love and good luck tweets. Have a good one errbody!
iWillSmith Almost forgot. HAPPY BIRTHDAY @Pierre_Thomas
T_Porter22 "You know how when somebody say they gon bust yo head to the white meat?..that's blood right? Yo blood IS white b4 it reaches oxygen" lmmfao
j_bushrod7475 Colossians 3.23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men...
T_Porter22 Good night tweeple...big day tomorrow!
BillyMiller83 Happy BDay big hommie @Pierre_Thomas
LanceMoore16 Up and ready to go today. Feels like its gonna be a great one. Let's do work #whodat

From the Saints Sideline

New Orleans Saints' multiplicity maddening for opponents |
Jeff Duncan - Versatility key for overcoming injuries.

New Orleans Saints' game vs. Baltimore Ravens has huge playoff implications |
James Varney - Saints say they're only focused on winning today.

Inside the game: New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens |
Mike Triplett - Breaking down key matchup's in today's game

Saints prepared for tough Ravens defense |
Sheldon Mickles

Saints - Ravens Preview | WWL - AM870 - FM105.3
Big Chief Deke

Saints face another cold-weather test |
Jim Mashek - Temperatures expected in mid-30s today in Baltimore.

GAME BLOG: New Orleans Saints vs Baltimore Ravens |
Ken Trahan

Stark Raving Ravens

Scouting report: Saints at Ravens |
Jamison Hensley

Ravens-Saints primer |
Ken Murray

Saints' rushing attack flies under radar |
Edward Lee

Scouting the officials |
Jamison Hensley

Ravens struggle vs. Super Bowl-winning QBs |
Jamison Hensley

How do Ravens fans feel about Harbaugh and his staff? It's complicated. |
Kevin Van Valkenburg compiles reader opinion on the coaching staff.


Illustrated look at how the New Orleans Saints offense performed last week |
Dan Swenson - Feelin' the Brees graphic.

NFL Week 15 score predictions by Times-Picayune panelists |
Mike Triplett remains in first place.

Biggest NFL games of Week 15 by's John Clayton |
John puts the Saints-Ravens at #2, and stops just short of saying the Saints will lose.

Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers in their own race |
In his look @ the NFL. Adam Schefter points out Malcolm Jenkins' playmaking skills.

This Week in the NFL for Dec. 19, 2010 |
Sheldon Mickles - power rankings, game to watch, NFL picks, local television schedule.

V-Roll Roll Call