Posted: Dec 19, 2010 4:12 PM
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.