Game Grades: New Orleans Saints 45 – Oakland Raiders 7

QUARTERBACK: C - Again, JaMarcus Russell’s statistics don’t tell the entire story of what occurred during the game. He ended 12-of-18 for 153 yards, but he did not lead the team to any points and the offense was stagnant the entire first half. In the first half, the offense tallied only 60-yards of offense and three first downs. On the game’s first play, Russell connected on a slant with his prized rookie and then he followed that...

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Say It Sain’t So!: Raiders Dominated at Home 45-7

DeMarcus Davis, Staff Writer SBReport.net Saturday August 29, 2009 Oakland, CA – Oakland’s starting defense was carved up and was served up some pipin’ hot butt whoopin as the Saints started the day off on offense first and threw and ran the ball down the Raider’s collective throats. The Raider defense played soft and was reacting to what the Saints were doing, rather than attacking, or at least showing that they could...

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Raiders sign Chris O’Neill, part ways with Napoleon Harris

Before today’s pre-season game against the New Orleans Saints, the Oakland Raiders announced the signing of linebacker Chris O’Neill and the release of Napoleon Harris. O’Neill signed initially with the Raiders during the off-season as an un-drafted free-agent tight end out of Boise State. He played linebacker in training camp before Oakland decided to part ways with him. Harris was in Napa on Monday for his second tenure with the...

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2nd Quarter Update: New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders

On 2nd and 3, the opening play of the 2nd quarter was a run by Lynell Hamilton for 3 yards. Drew Brees then continued to dissect the Raiders’ secondary with a quick slant to Marques Colston for 15-yards. Brees then hits Lance Moore after a great ball fake for a 5-yard touchdown. The 11-play for 78 yards drive gave the Saints a dominating 21-0 lead. The Raider secondary is non-existent. There has been no pressure applied to Brees, as...

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1st Quarter Update: New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders

The New Orleans Saints won the opening coin toss and elected to field their high-powered offense first. Sebastian Janikowski powers the football right thru the end zone. The Saints first play from scrimmage was an end around to Devery Henderson for 5-yards. Drew Brees on the next play connects with Jeremy Shockey for 21-yards, with Nnamdi Asomugha in coverage. Lance Moore hauls in a 9-yard pass on the ensuing play. On the next play,...

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