"The thing that I love about these four preseason games is that guys work so hard," Harbaugh said. "These are a bunch of guys that are going to play in the NFL for a long time. The object is to see those guys play in games and chase their dreams."
"I've looked at this entire training camp as an opportunity to play in the NFL," Taliaferro said. "Tonight, we rushed the ball well, and now we have to get ready to play for real."
NFL rosters, which were cut to 75 players this week, must be trimmed down to 53 for the regular season.
"That's out of my hands now," Taliaferro said. "But for the last few months we've all worked hard as a team to get ready the best way we can for the regular season."
"A lot of different guys played a lot of snaps tonight," Saints coach Sean Payton said. "Obviously I think just from the sideline view, we struggled stopping the run and ourselves running the ball. We'll spend some time on this tape. I've said before in practice it was going to be important in the evaluation process."
Free agent rookie safety Pierre Warren, trying to make the cut, had an interception for New Orleans.
"I feel like I took the opportunities I had and put my best foot forward," McCown said.
Both clubs gave many starters the night off. Taylor started for the Ravens, completing 10 of 17 passes for 105 yards, a TD and an interception.
The Saints' decision to rest Brees, who had strained a left oblique muscle early in camp, means he'll head into the regular season having played a total of three offensive series in the preseason.
He played only the first quarter of last week's game at Indianapolis, leading two touchdown drives.
Because of a foot injury, he'd made his preseason debut only a week earlier, and what role he'll play during the regular season remains unclear. He played only the first quarter against Baltimore, giving up a 7-yard completion.
Taylor played the entire first half, leading four scoring drives, and Baltimore led 16-13 at halftime.
McCown passed for 29 yards on his lone drive, which was helped by two personal fouls on Baltimore.
Griffin, a second-year pro out of Tulane trying to wrest the backup job from the veteran McCown, played the rest of the way, going 11 for 21 for 126 yards. He was not intercepted and was sacked once.
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