NFL: Baltimore 35, New Orleans 22

Oct. 29, 2006 at 5:41 PM
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NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Steve McNair tossed two first-half touchdown passes Sunday afternoon as the Baltimore Ravens beat New Orleans, 35-22.

Overall, McNair was 17-of-23 for 159 yards and also rushed for a score.

Todd Heap and Clarence Moore both caught touchdown passes; Ronnie Prude returned an interception 12 yards for a touchdown; Jamal Lewis rushed for 109 yards on 31 carries; Derrick Mason hauled in six passes for 67 yards; and the defense forced five turnovers for the AFC North-leading Ravens (5-2), who broke a two-game skid after their bye week.

Drew Brees went 24-for-45 for 383 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions; Marques Colston scored twice on six catches for 163 yards; Joe Horn caught one touchdown pass, while rookie Reggie Bush had just 16 yards on five carries for the Saints (5-2), who also did not play last week and had a two-game winning streak snapped.

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