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NEW ORLEANS - After each of his two touchdowns, Justin Forsett kneeled in the end zone, spread his arms wide and tilted his head back as if gazing toward the heavens beyond the Superdome roof. Elvis Andrus Jersey . As he did so, the Ravens running back couldnt help but think of how much his career has changed in a year.He played in nine games and rushed for 31 yards all of last season with the languishing Jacksonville Jaguars, who then let him go in the off-season.On Monday night, before a national television audience, his very first carry went for 38 yards and he finished with a career-high 182 yards rushing to lead playoff-contending Baltimore to a 34-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints.Its crazy, man. You think about where I was this time last year, mostly doing a lot of scout team work and coming in (to play) every once in a while, Forsett said. To just get the opportunity when I thought I would never get it again, its a blessing.While Forsett is grateful to the Ravens for the chance they gave him, Baltimore (7-4) might say the feeling is mutual. No one really knew how the Ravens running game would fare after Ray Rice was suspended and later released because of an assault on his wife that was captured by hotel video cameras.With five games still to go, Forsett has rushed for 903 yards and seven TDs while averaging 5.8 yards per carry.The work hes putting in, the results hes getting and what hes doing for this team was huge, said Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who passed for 243 yards and a touchdown against New Orleans. Hes not letting the guy tackle him in the hole with his arms or anything like that. Hes breaking those little things.The Saints, meanwhile, appear to be breaking down. They lost their third straight despite Drew Brees 420 yards and three touchdowns passing. When Brees did make a mistake, it was costly. His lone interception was returned 44 yards for a touchdown by Will Hill in the third quarter, giving the Ravens a lead they never relinquished.This is a game of inches and split seconds and unfortunately a lot of those have not gone our way this year, said Brees, who was also sacked four times. Weve got to accept whats happened but remain undeterred in regards to our direction. We just need a win. Winning cures a lot of things.Indeed, a win could make the Saints (4-7) feel a lot better about their playoff chances. Despite their recent slide, theyre still tied for first place with Atlanta in the anemic NFC South.Here are some things to know about the Ravens triumphant return to the stadium where they won the 2013 Super Bowl:FORSETT A FORCE: Forsett is punishing defences that have struggled against the run. Hes now broken the 100-yard mark and scored twice in two straight games. He rushed for 112 yards in his previous outing against Tennessee.DOME DOLDRUMS: Until recently, the Saints have been tough to beat in the Superdome, particularly in night games. Either their dome advantage has vanished or theyre just not very good right now. Theyve not only lost three straight in the dome, but saw their 14-game winning streak in night home games snapped. The last time they lost three straight in the Superdome in a single season was in 2001.DIVISIONAL DIVIDE: Those arguing that the NFC South is weak can point to the divisions record against the AFC North. Baltimores victory over New Orleans improved the AFC Norths record against NFC South teams this season to 10-1-1.SURGING SMITH: Veteran receiver Steve Smith, who tormented the Saints for much of his 13 seasons in Carolina, left the NFC South for Baltimore but wound up playing once more in the Superdome. He caught four passes for 89 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown while crashing down backward. Smith now has 11 TD catches against New Orleans, more than he has against any other team.PASS HAPPY: A week ago, the Saints lost second-leading receiver Brandin Cooks to a season-ending broken thumb. That didnt stop Brees from having one of his most productive performances this season. He found Kenny Stills for 98 yards and Marques Colston for 82 yards and a touchdown. Tight end Jimmy Graham had two short TD catches, and Joseph Morgan had a 67-yard reception the only time Brees threw to him.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Joey Gallo Jersey . Right-hander Todd Redmond took the loss. Jose Bautista hit his second home run of the spring. Here are a handful of tidbits from around camp: Hutchison impressive The Blue Jays are being cautious when talking about their young arms but internally, excitement is building over the way Drew Hutchison is looking and performing this spring. Jonathan Lucroy Jersey . - Quarterback Brady Quinn says he has been released by the Miami Dolphins. http://www.rangersapparelsshop.com/nomar-mazara-jersey-c-25/ . -- Caris LeVert had 14 points and a career-high 11 rebounds for his first career double-double, and No.ASHBURN, Va. -- An NFL game official was suspended Friday for one game without pay for making "a profane and derogatory statement" to a Washington Redskins player, an incident that has led to a call for NFL players to stop using the N-word on the field and in the locker room. The league announced Friday that umpire Roy Ellison will not work an NFL game this weekend as punishment for words directed at left tackle Trent Williams late in the second quarter of the Redskins loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The National Football League Referees Association issued a statement Friday evening saying that it will file a grievance, that the suspension was a rush to judgment without hearing Ellisons side of the story. Williams said he was called vulgar names -- although not the N-word -- by Ellison and did nothing to provoke it. A replay from the second quarter shows Ellison gesturing at Williams while walking backward just before a snap, with Williams, quarterback Robert Griffin III and tight end Niles Paul turning to look back at the umpire. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was among those who supported Williams, saying: "You just cant use that type of language to get your point across." But John Wooten, chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, group that includes minority coaches and officials, said his organization spoke to game officials who said that Ellison was responding after Williams directed the N-word at Ellison. Both Williams and Ellison are African-American. The incident, coming in the wake of allegations involving racially charged texts allegedly sent by Richie Incognito to a Miami Dolphins teammate, led the alliance to issue a statement imploring all NFL players to stop using the racial slur. "I think that we all understand clearly that in terms of supporting Roy, were not in any way condoning his reaction to what happened," Wooten told The Associated Press. "Theres no question in our mind what provoked all of this, that there was a disrespectful communication going on between Trent and an Eagle player. They were using the N-word along with all other type of profanity, and the N-word is what caused Roy to say, Hey, you need to be more respectful." Wooten, 76, said Williams then directed the profanity at Ellison. "There is no question in my mind that Trent said this to Roy, and I dont question that," said Wooten, who noted thatt he has not spoken to Ellison directly. Martin Perez Jersey. "And thats what, with Incognito and all this stuff and the N-word and how its used in the locker room, that caused us to say, Hey, lets put an end to this." Wooten, who played nine seasons in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns and Redskins, said Ellison should have thrown a flag on Williams instead of escalating the exchange. In announcing the suspension, the NFL said that "game officials are expected to avoid personal confrontations with players and be respectful of players and coaches at all times." Michael Arnold, NFLRA legal counsel, said Ellison is an accomplished 11-year veteran who is highly respected. "The NFL imposed its judgment upon him without consideration of all the facts," Arnold said. "The decision was arbitrary and unjustified and will be challenged with an immediate grievance." Jim Quirk, NFLRA executive director, said the "NFLs decision to suspend Mr. Ellison creates a double standard for what is acceptable on field conduct." He and Arnold cited the leagues decision to take no action against Williams. "The League insists that officials are held to a high standard but others involved in the game are held to no standard," Quick added. "Apparently the NFL accepts and condones a culture where players, coaches and teams can use racial slurs and profanity toward each other and at officials. "Music played in locker rooms and in the stadiums before games include racial slurs (including the "N" word) and references to sexual violence with impunity. These types of cheap slurs and racial banter on the field often lead to angry and emotional responses which can result in fighting and injury. This is completely contrary to the atmosphere of sportsmanship and respect the league says should exist in the game." Williams, 25, said on Wednesday he didnt expect the league to punish Ellison, saying the NFL would "probably sweep it under the rug." He also reiterated that he did not say anything provocative to Ellison. "If I said something of that nature to him, its at least a flag, or Im thrown out of the game," Williams said. "Id never say anything like that to a referee." Said Wooten: "I know that Trent has said he didnt say that. If thats what he wants to live with, he can live with that." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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