Mother Nature won’t help Ravens slow Saints

There had been some talk earlier in the week that the East Coast might get hit by a major snowstorm this weekend, with the bulk of the powder arriving Sunday afternoon.

Such conditions could have helped the Ravens in their efforts to slow down the Saints’ high-powered offense, one which is dominated by the passing game.

Now, it looks like the Ravens will be stuck without any such assistance from Mother Nature.

According to Weather.com, snow is no longer in the forecast for the Baltimore area this afternoon. We can expect partly cloudy skies today with temperatures in the mid-30s.

That’ll be nice for those of you attending today’s game at M&T Bank Stadium, but it won’t make things much tougher for Saints quarterback Drew Brees to grip it and rip it.

Asked on Friday whether he had any interest in a snowstorm possibly hitting Charm City this afternoon, head coach John Harbaugh smiled and said he didn’t think it would play a factor either way.

“Put it this way: We don’t have a dome, so whatever weather there is, you’ve got to be prepared to play in the conditions,” Harbaugh said. “I’m sure the Saints will be prepared to play. They can run the ball; they can play like that. They’ve played in cold weather before.”

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