The Las Vegas Raiders defeat saints in their maiden game in their new stadium.
The defense of the Saints opened the game dominant, and until late in the first half, the Saints seemed to be in the drivers seat.
The offense of the Saints started off strong, but was eventually relegated to passes to Kamara and Smith. Kamara’s stat line earned his pay tonight, but he was still out rushed by Jacobs and he wasn’t able to match Darren Waller’s contribution to the Raiders’ receiving game.
The Saints were able to hold everyone not named Waller to 3 or less receptions. However, the run game of Jacobs and Richard were more than the Saints could handle. Running the ball is often the key to controlling the clock, and when you’re trying to salt away the clock and keep Brees on the sideline, your run game is your biggest ally.