S3 Week 5 Oakland Raiders vs New Orleans Saints

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  1. Kidofcrash23

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    Raiders Defense Lead Raiders to 4-0 Start after 33-6 Win Against the Saints.

    The Raiders coming off buy with a 3-0 visit the Saints who are still in the transition period from Brees to new QB Ledbetter. With the sudden retirement late in the offseason, the Saints had to scramble to find a replacement and instead of going with a veteran, they went with the young QB to start the season.

    The Saints fell behind right from the start of the game as the Pierre THomas fumbled the opening play of the game with the Raiders recovering. The Raiders wasted no time at all and in two plays, McFadden put together two big runs with the 2nd for a 10 yard TD for a 7-0 lead. The Raiders defense looked to focus on Sproles this game and was able to handle the Saints offense with the help from the Saints themselves. Ledbetter who has not been having a good season over threw receivers and receivers were dropping. The drops also spread to the defense as the Saints missed some INT turnovers due to defender drops. After a couple stops, the Raiders were able to take a 10-0 lead into the 2nd.

    In the 2nd quarter, the Raiders defense continued to put together stops on the Saints and capitalized on turnovers. The Raiders added a FG and another TD from a screen to DMAC who took it 35 yards for the score. With a 20-0 lead close to the end of the half, the Saints finally got on the board with a FG and after some questionable play calling by the Raiders, got the ball back with little time in the half and got a big gain to set up for another FG. The score going into the half was 20-6.

    The 2nd half was not that much better for the Saints, although playing tough on defense as Pryor had trouble finding open receivers, DMAC had grind it out for most of the game. THe Raiders and DMac were able to drain most of the 2nd half through the run game who finished with over 130 yards rushing and accounted for 3 tds. THe defense continued to play well forcing INTs on ledbetter and not letting Sproles get room in the run and screen game.

    The final score was 33-6

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