The New Orleans Saints will face the NFL’s top ranked defense on Sunday when they visit the Baltimore Ravens.

Baltimore features one of the game’s al time best pass rushers, Terrell Suggs. Saints Quarterback Drew Brees says the whole offense will be aware of where he lines up on the field.

Which will be necessary, since the Saints offensive line is banged up. With guard Andrus Peat is out with a concussion,  guard Larry Warford questionable, and so is Jermon Bushrod.

Even worse news for the Saints offensive line, is that Suggs isn't alone on Baltimore's defense. Ravens linebacker Za'Darius Smith is one of the NFL leaders in quarterback sacks, with 5.5 on the season.

Baltimore's defense is also tied for 3rd in the NFL in Passes Defended, and it the top half of the league in points per game and total points given up.

The Saints offense will have to work hard to break through against this defense.

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