Saints Pass By Raiders 28-20

NFL: Preseason-Oakland Raiders at New Orleans Saints

Last night was a rough wake up call for not only the Raiders but for Quarterback Matt Flynn. Flynn was sacked five times by Rob Ryans defense, Flynn has now been sacked a total of six times so far this preseason. I believe it is safe to say if the Raiders keep going in the direction they are going, they very well may break the 2006 season of 72 sacks given up. It is a shame too because when Matt Flynn is given time to throw, he actually looks very solid and looks like a real QB who could lead a football team. Flynn did end the game 12 of 16 for 124 yards including a 18 yard touchdown strike to receiver Denarius Moore. Flynn has all but won this so called QB battle and if there even was one, Terrelle did nothing to help himself last night. Pryor only completed one pass out of 5 attempted for 9 yards. Drew Brees looks to be back to his old self has he was pass happy on the Raider secondary. Brees was 14 of 18 for 202 yards, 1 TD no picks. Raider rookie Tyler Wilson did not even play in this game, it is safe to say he is a lock to not make this roster.

It looks like injuries still seem to haunt the Raiders preseason with Tracy Porter and David Ausberry now out with what are being called serious injuries. Ausberry was playing solid football at the tight end position and was taking over the starting job over Richard Gordon, Gordon now looks like a lock at TE for the Raiders.

Next week the Raiders will face the Chicago Bears at home and the starters will be in for three quarters… the Raiders get to face off against former Raider offensive coordinator Marc Trestman who is now the head coach of the Chicago Bears.


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