September 08, 2016

OAKLAND (7-9) at NEW ORLEANS (7-9)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox

OPENING LINE - Saints by 2

SERIES RECORD - Saints lead 6-5-1

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Raiders 38-17, Nov. 18, 2012

AP PRO32 RANKING - Raiders No. 13, Saints No. 24

RAIDERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (28), PASS (16).

RADIERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (13), PASS (26).

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (24), PASS (1).

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (31), PASS (31).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Raiders QB Derek Carr passed for career-high 3,987 yards, 32 TDs last season. ... Carr is only QB in Raiders history with more than 3,500 yards passing, 30-plus TDs in season. ... Car passed for 300 yards six times last season. ... RB Latavius Murray rushed for career-best 1,066 yards, six TDs in 2015. ... WR Amari Cooper led all 2015 rookies with 72 catches, 1,070 yards receiving, including five 100-yard games. Cooper had six TDs receiving. ... WR Michael Crabtree led Raiders with career-high 85 catches, nine TDs, last season. ... DE Khalil Mack had career-high 15 sacks, second most in NFL last season. Mack also had 23 tackles for loss. ... S Reggie Nelson tied for NFL lead with career-high eight INTs last year with Bengals. LB Bruce Irvin makes Raiders regular-season debut after four seasons with Seahawks. ... Saints QB Drew Brees led NFL with 4,870 yards passing in 2015. Brees has 48,555 yards passing in 10 seasons with Saints, most yards passing in 10-year stint in NFL history. His 60,903 career yards passing make Brees fourth player in NFL history with 60,000. ... Brees needs 459 yards to move past Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino (61,361) for third all-time. ... RB Mark Ingram has 1,100-plus scrimmage yards past two seasons. ... WR Brandin Cooks led Saints with career-high 1,138 yards receiving, nine TDs last season. ... TE Coby Fleener makes Saints debut. He had career-high 54 catches for 491 yards, three TDs in 2015 with Colts. ... DE Cam Jordan led Saints with 10 sacks last season. ... Saints' 2006 second-round draft pick S Roman Harper plays for New Orleans for first time since 2013 season after past two years with Panthers. ... Saints' 2006 fourth-round pick RG Jahri Evans expected to start after being re-signed this week. Evans spent preseason with Seattle after release from Saints; he only has played for Saints in regular season. ... Saints' defense has ranked 31st in yards allowed past two seasons. ... Former Raiders coach Dennis Allen opens season as Saints defensive coordinator after returning to New Orleans last season as senior assistant. Allen took over as coordinator last November when Rob Ryan was fired. ... Fantasy Tip: WR Brandin Cooks led Saints with career-high 1,138 yards receiving, nine TDs last season.

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