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Ravens end Saints' six-game run with 30-24 victory

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

BALTIMORE (AP) - Ray Rice ran for 153 yards and scored two touchdowns, and the Baltimore Ravens beat New Orleans 30-24 Sunday to end the Saints' six-game winning streak.

The Ravens (10-4) won by reviving their lagging running game and managing to hold onto a fourth-quarter lead.

Coming into the game, Rice hadn't had a run of more than 30 yards and reached the 100-yard mark only once. He had a 50-yard run in the fourth quarter and finished with his biggest rushing total since a 154-yard game last year against Cleveland.

Rice scored on a 10-yard run and caught a 17-yard pass from Joe Flacco.

Drew Brees went 29 for 46 for 267 yards for the Saints (10-4). The defending Super Bowl champions had not lost since Oct. 24 and scored at least 30 points in five straight games.

Baltimore clinched the win when Cory Redding picked off a Brees pass in the closing minutes.

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