1. What we learned
This might have been the most lopsided seven-point game in New Orleans Saints history. Even when they led at halftime, the Saints did not play like a confident football team in any phase of the game. Drew Brees’ third pick six of the season will go down as the difference, but the Ravens gashed the Saints defense for 449 yards and seemingly made all count on scoring drives. And seldom has a 429-yard, three-touchdown performance by Drew felt so insignificant.
2. Trending now
Justin Forsett. Never heard of him? Wondering if he’s related to Tony Dorsett? The little-known seven-year veteran who replaced Ray Rice chewed up the Saints for 182 yards, the final 20 coming on the game-clinching touchdown with 2:53 left. Forsett came into the game averaging a league-best 5.4 yards per carry. He picked up 8.2 per try on Monday against a Saints defense that could never figure out where he was going.
3. Final thoughts
The Saints have officially joined the rest of the NFC South as a laughingstock. With a three-game home stand in the Mercdes-Benz Superdome, where they were supposedly invincible, the Black and Gold lost them all. There are still five weeks left in this season, and the division is so bad that they might somehow stumble home in first place. But watching Atlanta and even Tampa Bay play well in defeat Sunday makes that seem unlikely.