Ravens' LBs were especially tough vs. Saints

Michael David Smith / FootballOutsiders.com

New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush was held to just 16 rushing yards on five carries in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but that's no surprise.

Bush has struggled to run all season — in fact, his average Sunday of 3.2 yards a carry was actually a little better than his average for the season as a whole.

What is surprising is the way Baltimore dominated the rest of the New Orleans offense. Bush's backfield mate, Deuce McAllister, was averaging nearly five yards a carry this year, but the Ravens shut him down to the tune of just 11 yards on five carries.

Quarterback Drew Brees was a league MVP candidate with just four interceptions in six games, but the Ravens picked him off three times. The Ravens swarmed the Saints from the very beginning, jumping out to an early lead as the Saints' first four drives consisted of two interceptions, a fumble, and a three-and-out.

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