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Saints 38, Raiders 17

Drew Brees throws for three touchdowns and Malcolm Jenkins returns an interception for another score as New Orleans dominates Oakland before an announced crowd of 56,880 at Colisuem on Nov. 18, 2012.

The surging Saints (5-5) never trail after bolting to a 14-0 first-quarter lead. New Orleans is 5-1 the past six games after opening the season with four losses.

The reeling Raiders (3-7) have allowed 135 points the past three games, all losses.


New Orleans
QB Drew Brees — Throws for 3 touchdowns and 219 yards with no interceptions for a sizzling 134.6 passer rating.

S Malcom Jenkins — Returns a Carson Palmer pass 55 yards for a touchdown, giving the Saints a 14-0 lead with 4:06 left in the first quarter.

WR Lance Moore — Has touchdown receptions of 38 and 15 yards.

RB Marcel Reece — Has 193 scrimmage yards on 103 rushing yards and 90 receiving yards on 4 catches. Reece combines for 47.8 percent of Oakland’s 404 total yards.

TE Brandon Myers — Has 6 catches for 55 yards and a touchdown, but he does not hold a Carson Palmer pass in the end zone that results in a Saints interception.

QB Carson Palmer — Has 312 passing yards and 2 touchdowns but throws 2 interceptions, the first returned for a score. Palmer throws for 113 yards and a TD after the Raiders trail 35-10.

Oakland has allowed 135 points the past three games — the most in a three-game span for the franchise since allowing 141 in the first three games of the 1961 season.

The Saints' Drew Brees has thrown for 16 touchdowns with no interceptions in his past seven games against the Raiders, all Oakland losses.
The Raiders fail to score in the final two minutes of the first half for the first time this season.

“I’m patient. But I want to see progress. I don’t want to see regression. Nobody does. And that’s why I’m unhappy today.”

Raiders owner Mark Davis

"I just know that all of us aren't playing well right now. We're just not playing well, and we just got to get better. We've played well in spurts, we just have to play well all the time."

Raiders LB Phillip Wheeler

“We're on our way. Had you told us or anybody after 0-4 we'd be looking at 5-5 at some point, I think a lot of people might have looked at that and said that's pretty unrealistic. But here we are. We stayed the course, we didn't overreact. ... We just knew that things were going to turn for us if we just continued to do things the right way, good things were going to happen. And we did that.''

Saints QB Drew Brees

3-0: Consecutive Saints victories over the Raiders in regular-season games in Oakland.
7-0: Drew Brees' record the past seven games against Oakland.
120: Oakland rushing yards on 26 carries. The Raiders average a respectable 4.6 yards per rush.
135: Points allowed by the Raiders the past three games. It's the second most points over three games by a Raiders team since the 1961 season when Oakland allowed 141 points in its first three games.
153: New Orleans rushing yards, the third straight game the Saints have at least 140 rushing yards.

Former Raiders coach Jon Gruden lights the torch in honor of late Oakland owner Al Davis before the game.

The Saints' Drew Brees extends NFL records of throwing a touchdown in his 53rd straight game and completing at least 20 passes for the 46th straight contest.
The Saints improve to 3-1 against the Raiders in regular-season games at Oakland.

Updated: 11-18-2012


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