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Offense Finds Its Stride vs Raiders; Needs to Keep it Going

As bad as Monday night’s loss to the Vikings was, the game Sunday at home vs the Raiders was the Saints needed.  It would have been easy to take the excuse of a short week and turn it into the Raiders coming in to have a close game.  Instead, the Saints took advatage of a team in total turmoil, and instead of playing it close, totally dominated the Raiders.

It started a bit slow, but once Drew Brees got going, he and the offense was awfully tough to stop. Brees was 26-for-30 for 320 yards with three TD’s.  Props also have to go to an offensive line that allowed Brees to basically go untouched most of the day.  They also were able to open holes for Reggie Bush and Deuce McAllister.

The offense held the ball for 36:12, meaning that the Raiders already lackluster offense had little time all day to do much.  They didn’t do much when they had the ball, but the Saints defense had a lot to say about that.  So yes, the Saints still have questions, and being more consistent is one of them.  They are 3-3, and won’t play a home game at the Dome till November 24th.

Now is the time though for the offense to keep its stride, and it needs to continue this weekend vs a good Panthers team smarting from a bad 27-3 loss Sunday to the Bucs.


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