Saints vs Raiders Game Preview and Matchup History

Thearon W. Henderson

Great news! Drew Brees absolutely owns the Oakland Raiders.

  • In the past six games vs. Oakland, QB Drew Brees is 6-0 and has completed 112 of 159 passes (70.4%) for 1,248 yards with 13 TDs, 0 INTs for a 120.7 rating.
  • Brees has 20+ completions in 45 consecutive games, the longest streak in NFL history.
  • RB Chris Ivory has 3 rush TDs (56, 35 & 22 yards) in his past three games played.
  • TE Jimmy Graham has 8 TDs in the past eight games vs. AFC opponents.
  • WR Marques Colston needs one TD to pass Deuce McAllister for most by a Saint.
  • Colston has seven TDs in his past five games vs. AFC and 12 TDs in his past twelve vs. AFC opponents.
  • WR Lance Moore had 7 catches for 97 yards in his last meeting vs. Oakland.
  • In two career games vs. the Saints, QB Carson Palmer has passed for 524 yards with 4 TDs, 1 INT and a 114.5 passer rating.
  • Palmer is averaging 360.7 passing yards per game in his past three games at home vs. NFC opponents and Aims for his third straight game with 300+ passing yards.
  • The Raiders are 9-2 when RB Darren McFadden has 100+ rush yards.
  • FB Marcel Reece totaled 104 scrimmage yards last week (48 rushing, 56 receiving). He has 15 catches in the past two games.
  • In his past four games, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey is averaging 18.2 yards per catch (15 receptions, 273 yards).
  • WR Denarius Moore has a TD catch in four of his past five games and 90+ receiving yards in two of his past three.
  • TE Brandon Myers has a career-best in catches (44), receiving yards (499) and TDs (2) in 2012.

SAINTS

RAIDERS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 5-5-1

STREAKS

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Vitt: 0-0

Allen: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 31-27 vs. Falcons

L 55-20 at Ravens

LAST GAME

10/12/08: Raiders 3 at Saints 34. New Orleans QB Drew Brees completes 26 of 30 passes for 320 yards & 3 TDs. Saints RB Reggie Bush adds TD catch & TD run.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/24/04: Saints 31, Raiders 26. Fumbled KO allows New Orleans to score 10 pts in 11 seconds to snap 3-game losing streak. Saints QB Aaron Brooks throws for 282 yards & TD.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:05 PM PT): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 92 (NO), 85 (Oak.). XM: 229 (Oak.).


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