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Demario Davis was one of the few stars in Saints Week 9 winners and losers

Baltimore Ravens v New Orleans Saints
Baltimore Ravens v New Orleans Saints / Jonathan Bachman/GettyImages
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Did anyone else wake up with the hopes that the New Orleans Saints' Monday night game against the Baltimore Ravens didn't turn out the way that it did?

Well, unfortunately, it did. The Saints lost 27-13 to the Ravens and should have lost 27-6. The garbage time touchdown made the score look less lopsided but make no mistake -- this game was dominated by the Ravens from start to finish.

There weren't many winners in this one for the Saints but I was able to come up with a few. Let's check them out.

Winners

Demario Davis

The linebacker continues to show that he doesn't age. He had several big hits on the Ravens playmakers and finished the game with seven tackles, two tackles for loss, and one sack. The guy is the ageless wonder and the Saints are fortunate to have him.

Wil Lutz

While Lutz hasn't been the same dominant kicker we once knew and loved, he did his job on Monday night. Lutz knocked through both field goal attempts and also connected on the extra point. Of the Saints' 13 points scored, Lutz was responsible for seven of them.

Chris Olave

The only reason I'm not constantly banging my head against a wall when it comes to NOLA not having a first-round pick in 2023 is that Chris Olave has been good. Really good.

The first-round rookie out of Ohio State continued to impress on Monday night, grabbing six catches for 71 yards while averaging 11.8 yards per catch. It's a shame that he has to waste his talent for a team that isn't going anywhere any time soon.

Losers

Andy Dalton

I try not to be too hard on Dalton considering the situation but he was bad on Monday night. Primetime Andy Dalton is not someone I ever need to see play again. He missed a wide-open Marquez Callaway in the end zone in the first half that could have made it a 14-7 game at the half rather than 14-3.

Dalton was just really, really bad on Monday and that game should have solidified that he isn't the answer in New Orleans moving forward... as if there was any serious discussion of that being the case.

Offensive Line

After several decent games in a row, the o-line got worked by the Ravens pass rush. Dalton was sacked four times and hit three more times, meaning that even on a bad night, they weren't doing him any favors. Erik McCoy was injured so Cesar Ruiz slid to the center spot while Calvin Throckmorton stepped in at right guard and the Ravens went right after him.

Run Defense

It's hard to stop Lamar Jackson because the guy is a literal cheat code but holy hell did the Saints make him look sensational. Jackson finished the game with 82 rushing yards and the Ravens, as a whole, dashed for 188 yards. They already had the lead so all they had to do was keep running the ball down NOLA's throats to keep the clock moving. That's exactly what they did all night long.

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There could be a lot of other players and coaches listed in the losers section but those three stood out the most. Which Saints are you including in the winners and losers section?

Stats courtesy of NFL.com

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