BLOG: Saints can’t overcome 6 turnovers, allow Ravens comeback in preseason opening loss


(WGNO) — The Saints could not hold on to a five-point lead with just under seven minutes to play – nor overcome six costly turnovers – and ultimately fell to the Baltimore Ravens on the road, 17-14.

For the first time since 2006, the New Orleans Saints open preseason without No. 9 Drew Brees on the roster. With the National Football League’s all-time leading passer switching to a broadcast career after retiring in March, the battle for QB1 is in full swing as Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill jockey to become the team’s starter under center when opening day comes on Sept. 12 in the newly renamed Caesar’s Superdome.

With the victory, the Ravens continue their preseason win streak which dates back to their last loss on Sept. 3, 2015,

On the Saints side of the ball, did Winston or Hill, or maybe even rookie fourth-rounder Ian Book, impress enough to take the lead to become the heir apparent to Brees?

Follow along with our live blog below for up-to-the-minute action as it happened.

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