The New Orleans Saints (2-5, 1-3 Home) host the Las Vegas Raiders (2-4, 0-3 Away) at Caesars Superdome on Sunday. The Raiders are one-point favorites, and the total is 49.5. Las Vegas is coming off an impressive 38-20 win over the Houston Texans at Allegiant Stadium last Sunday.
Derek Carr threw for 241 yards and a touchdown. Josh Jacobs ran 20 times for 143 yards and three touchdowns. Davante Adams was targeted nine times, catching eight passes for 95 yards. New Orleans lost 42-34 to the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium last Thursday.
Andy Dalton was 30 of 47 for 409 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions. Alvin Kamara carried 11 times for 49 yards and added seven catches for 56 yards. Chris Olave was targeted 14 times, hauling in seven receptions for 106 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since September 2020, a 34-24 win for the Raiders. Derek Carr threw three touchdowns for Las Vegas.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Raiders are averaging 27.2 points per game for the season, third in the NFL, and they are facing a Saints defense that has surrendered 28.6 PPG (31st). Meanwhile, New Orleans has scored 25.0 points a game this season, seventh in the league, and Las Vegas is allowing 25.0 PPG (26th).
The Raiders rank 12th in the league in passing yards per game (254.0) and 11th in rushing (128.5), while the Saints are 16th in passing yards allowed per game (233.3) and 22nd against the run (123.1).New Orleans is eighth in the league in passing yards per game (270.0) and eighth in rushing (142.0), while the Raiders are allowing 275.2 passing yards (26th) and 104.0 rushing yards per game (8th).
Through six games, Derek Carr has thrown for nine touchdowns (4 INT) and 253.3 yards per game to lead Las Vegas in passing. In three away games this season, he has six TDs (4 INT) and an average of 279.7 yards passing. Josh Jacobs leads the team in rushing with an average of 105.5 yards a game over six games.
He has six touchdowns on the ground. Davante Adams is the Raiders’ leading receiver with 84.8 yards a game and five TDs. He is averaging 6.2 receptions on 10.5 targets per game.Andy Dalton has seven passing touchdowns (4 INT) with 236.5 yards per game through four games to lead New Orleans.
In three home games this season, he has thrown for three TDs (1 INT) and an average of 195.0 yards. Alvin Kamara has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 70.2 yards a game through five games. He also has been valuable as a receiver, racking up 38.2 yards a game through the air.
Chris Olave has been the primary target in the Saints’ aerial attack. He has two touchdowns and an 82.5 yard per game average through six appearances. Chris Olave is averaging 9.3 targets per game (5.3 receptions).
HOME AND AWAY
Las Vegas is looking for a first road win this season in three games.
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