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Saints vs. Ravens: Week 7 open thread

The Saints look to do something they haven’t been able to do in the Sean Payton Era, and that’s beat the Ravens.

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints (4-1), fresh off their bye week, travel up to the northeast to take on the Baltimore Ravens (4-2) in a late Week 7 Sunday kickoff. Drew Brees looks to become the third quarterback in NFL history to beat all 32 teams, joining Peyton Manning and Brett Favre. However, it won’t be easy for Sean Payton’s squad, as they’ve had a history to forget against the Ravens.

The Ravens lead the all-time series 5-1, and Payton’s squad has failed three times to beat Baltimore (2006, 2010, 2014). The team’s lone win came in 2002, a 37-25 road victory powered by a heavy dose of Deuce McAllister. The last time the Saints visited Baltimore in 2010 saw them get up early in Jimmy Graham’s emergence game, then quickly fall behind 21-7. New Orleans was able to tie things up early in the fourth quarter, but Baltimore would turn in two field goals and preserve their 30-24 December win.

This is the first of two big road games for the Saints, as they travel up north to take on the Vikings in Minnesota in a prime time Sunday night showdown.