NEW ORLEANS (1-0) at LAS VEGAS (1-0)
Monday, 8:15 p.m. EDT, ESPN/ABC
OPENING LINE - Saints by 5
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Saints 1-0; Raiders 1-0
SERIES RECORD - Tied 6-6-1
LAST MEETING - Raiders won at Saints 35-34, Sept. 11, 2016
LAST WEEK - Saints beat Buccaneers 34-23; Raiders beat Panthers 34-30
AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 3, Raiders No. 15
SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (27), PASS (27).
SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (8), PASS (14).
RAIDERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (13), PASS (17).
RAIDERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (18), PASS (22).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - The Raiders won the past meeting between the teams when Derek Carr completed a 2-point conversion with less than a minute to play in the 2016 season opener. ... The Saints have won their past three road games in the series since falling 24-19 in Los Angeles in 1994. ... Saints coach Sean Payton’s first NFL job was with the Eagles in 1997 on a staff that included Raiders coach Jon Gruden. ... New Orleans QB Drew Brees has a 108.6 passer rating in 11 career starts against the Raiders. That’s the highest of any QB with at least five starts vs. the Raiders. ... Brees has thrown 20 TD passes against the Raiders since his last INT in 2003. ... Brees’ 160 yards passing in the opener were the third fewest he has had in a win since joining New Orleans in 2006. ... Saints RB Alvin Kamara had two TDs in the opener for his 14th multi-touchdown game since entering the league in 2017, the second most in the NFL in that span. ... New Orleans has gone 44 straight games in the regular season and playoffs without allowing a player to rush for at least 100 yards. The last to do it was Washington’s Samaje Perine on Nov. 19, 2017. ... Saints RB Latavius Murray played for Raiders from 2014-2016, rushing for 2,278 yards and 20 TDs, including career-best 1,066 rush yards in 2015. ... Saints 2019 All-Pro WR Michael Thomas was injured last week, casting doubt on his availability for next few games. ... New Orleans DE Cameron Jordan has at least one sack in previous six road games. ... The Raiders are set to play first game in their new home in Las Vegas. ... Carr had his 19th career fourth-quarter comeback last week. ... The Raiders are looking to start the season 2-0 for the second time in the past 18 years. They did it in 2017 when they finished 6-10. ... The Raiders averaged 3.78 points per drive in the season opener, their best mark in the past 11 seasons. ... Las Vegas scored at least 30 points, committed no turnovers and had fewer than five penalties in a game for the third time since the merger in the season opener. ... Las Vegas WR Henry Ruggs III had three catches for 55 yards in his NFL debut. That’s the second-most yards receiving for a Raiders player in his debut in the past 27 seasons, trailing only Louis Murphy’s 87 in 2009. ... Fantasy tip: Las Vegas RB Josh Jacobs got a heavy load in the opener with a career-high six targets and 25 carries. He finished with 89 yards rushing, four catches for 46 yards and three TDs and should be the focus of the offense once again.
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