A quick look at the Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints shows two teams with quarterbacks heading in different directions with their age. Derek Carr is heading into the prime of his career for the Raiders while Drew Brees is nearing the end of the line for the Saints. As the two teams meet up to begin the 2016 season, this is a matchup worth watching for to see which quarterback can have the bigger day to open the year. Here is a look at the matchup.
The Raiders had a ton of trouble running the ball last season and could have more of the same going on this year, which is why Carr is such a huge piece to the puzzle. He may have to put up a 400-yard game in this one to win what is guaranteed to be a shootout between two teams that weren’t good on defense last season. This is a big game for the Raiders and their chances in the AFC West. A quick start against the NFC South would take them a long way towards winning a division that has a massive opening in it with Denver on the decline.
New Orleans had the worst defense in the NFL last season and the top passing game. It is going to force Brees to throw for a ton of yards to win games yet again after a bad season last year. Mark Ingram is back from injury which should help take some pressure off of Brees but who knows if that will be enough or not. If the defense doesn’t get much better, it’s going to be another long season down in the Bayou. This is a game where the first team to 40 points wins. Brees and company are used to those games and have this one at home in the Superdome.
What time is the Saints vs. Raiders game?
The Saints vs. Raiders game will begin at 1:00 P.M. EST/12:00 P.M. CST.
What date and channel will the Saints vs. Raiders game be on?
The Saints vs. Raiders game will be played on Sunday, September 11 and can be seen on Fox.