On Sunday, the New York Times reported that the Saints are no longer in contention for a playoff spot, with the New Orleans defense and offensive line set to have to replace starting quarterback Drew Brees and top receiver Alvin Kamara.
The Saints have been without their top two cornerbacks since their Week 8 bye, and have a combined seven games left against teams with playoff aspirations.
On Sunday in Baltimore, the Ravens’ defense will look to continue its domination of the Browns, who have lost six straight and nine of their last 11 games.
The Browns have allowed the fewest yards per play (24.1) in the NFL, but are allowing the fewst touchdowns (11).
Baltimore’s defense was also among the worst in the league in 2016, allowing an average of 5.3 yards per drive.
In 2016, Baltimore ranked 26th in yards per pass allowed (1.83) and 27th in points per game (10.3).
In 2017, Baltimore finished fourth in total defense (315.3) and first in yards allowed (265.4).
The Ravens also were among the NFL’s worst at stopping the run (30th) and second-worst at holding opponents to a passer rating of 89.4.