On Monday Night Football, fans got to see two NFL football games. The regular scheduled game was the 6-4 Baltimore Ravens beating the 4-6 New Orleans Saints 34-27 at the Mercedes Benz Superdome, in New Orleans, Louisiana with the game on ESPN TV. Let’s recap the football betting action.
The Ravens who are now 7-4 (2nd AFC North) and after this win, they dealt the Saints now 4-7 (1st NFC South), their 3rd consecutive loss as the Ravens RB had a supreme rushing game, gaining 182 yards and scoring 2 touchdowns in this important win for Baltimore. His second TD of the game was a 20 yard runs behind his offensive line as he side-stepped the Saints defenders to score untouched to seal the win. RB Forsett coming into the game was leading all NFL running back averaging 5.4 yards per carry, and in this game he averaged 8.3 yards per carry.
The scoring in the game saw the Ravens and Saints each score 7 points in the 1st quarter, in the 2nd the Ravens scored 7 while the Saints scored 10, thus at half-time it was Saints 17 Ravens 14. In the 3rd quarter the Ravens score 10 points, while the Saints went scoreless, so the 3rd quarter ended with Baltimore 24 Saints 17. In the final 4th quarter the Ravens scored 10 points and the Saints also scored 10 points, thus the game ended with Baltimore 34 and New Orleans 27.
The offensive leaders for the Ravens were QB Flacco, who completed 18 of his 24 passes for 243 yards for 1 TD, and was sacked 1 time for a loss of 9 yards. RB’s Forsett & Pierce combined for 29 carries for 218 yards with Forsett scoring 2 touchdowns. Receivers A. Smith & S. Smith combined for 9 receptions for 187 yards with S. Smith scoring 1 TD. Baltimore had 23 first downs on 57 total plays for 449 yards, with 234 passing and 215 rushing, and lost 1 fumble, while possessing the ball for 30:15 minutes of the game.
The Saints and QB Brees had a difficult game as Brees was sacked 4 times, and had a game changing interception as Ravens DB Hill intercepted the ball, and had a clear field in front as he scored, breaking a 17-17 tie that the Saints were unable to recover from.
Offensive leaders for the Saints were QB Brees, who completed 35 of his 45 passes for 420 yards with 3 touchdowns and was intercepted 1 time, and sacked 4 times for combined loss of 21 yards. RBs Morgan & Ingram combined for 12 carries for 94 yards, while receivers Stills & Colston combined for 12 receptions for 180 yards with Colston scoring 1 TD. New Orleans had 26 first downs on 70 plays for 525 total yards, with 399 passing and 126 rushing yards with 1 interception, while possessing the ball some 29:45 minutes of the 60 minute game.
If you’re a Ravens or Saints fan who bet on NFL at an offshore betting site look for the week 13 odds as the Ravens now 7-4 play at home on Sunday the 30th at 1 PM ET against the San Diego Chargers now 7-4 (2nd AFC West) on CBS TV. Then the Saints now 4-7 play at the Pittsburgh Steelers now 7-4 (2nd AFC North) also on Sunday the 30th of Nov.2014 at 1 PM ET and on CBS TV.