The Las Vegas Raiders are set to take on the New Orleans Saints on “Monday Night Football,” as the franchise makes its first-ever appearance in Sin City in its new home, Allegiant Stadium. The Raiders enter this game looking to improve to 2-0 on the young season after beating Carolina 34-30 last Sunday. The two teams went back and forth throughout the first half before Las Vegas built a 12-point lead in the third quarter only to see the Panthers rally. But the Raiders scored the go-ahead touchdown with a little more than four minutes remaining and held on for the hard-fought victory. GO LIVE🔴► https://is.gd/4vJ3y8 GO LIVE🔴► https://is.gd/4vJ3y8 The Saints trailed Tampa Bay in the Superdome 7-0 after the first quarter of their much-anticipated showdown with the Tom Brady-led Buccaneers. But Drew Brees and the offense put together three straight scoring drives, aided by an interception and a blocked field goal, to stake New Orleans to a 17-7 halftime lead. Watch Live New Orleans vs Las Vegas Live Stream 2020 Final much Much was made of the first of two divisional meetings between the future Hall of Fame quarterbacks, but it was New Orleans’ defense that played a starring role in this one. The Saints picked off Brady twice, one of which Janoris Jenkins returned 36 yards for a touchdown to end Tampa Bay’s first drive of the second half, and sacked him three times. Besides the blocked field goal, special teams also recovered a muffed kickoff to round out a balanced team effort. The last time these two teams met was in Week 1 of the 2016 season in New Orleans. In a game that featured nearly 1,000 yards of offense, the Raiders edged out a 35-34 win thanks to a touchdown and two-point conversion with 47 seconds left. Brees and Derek Carr were both sharp in that game, combing for 742 passing yards and five touchdowns (four by Brees) with just one turnover (lost fumble by Brees). Monday Night Football: New Orleans at Las Vegas Kickoff: Monday, Sept. 21 at 8:15 p.m. ET TV: ESPN/ABC Spread: Saints -5.5 Three Things to Watch 1. Josh Jacobs vs. Saints’ run defense Jacobs sparked the Raiders’ offense at Carolina. He had three rushing touchdowns compared to the seven he totaled in 13 games as a rookie. He finished with 93 rushing yards on 25 carries and added another 46 yards on four receptions in the win over the Panthers. Those receiving numbers exceeded anything that he posted in any game last season. The Saints look to continue their stinginess against opponents trying to run the ball. New Orleans was fourth in the NFL last season against the run (91.3 ypg), and no running back has gained more than 100 yards on the ground against the Saints since Week 8 of the 2017 season (Jordan Howard, Bears). Will Jacobs be able to build on his impressive season-opening performance and break New Orleans’ formidable defensive streak? 2. Raiders’ banged-up offensive line Jacobs will struggle to accomplish anything if the line in front of him is as limited as it appears that it will be. Starting right tackle Trent Brown left last week’s game with an injured calf, did not practice at all this week and is listed as Doubtful for Monday night. Left guard Richie Incognito has been limited in practice due to an Achilles issue but he is expected to play. Backup tackle Sam Young sustained a groin injury against the Panthers and he also is listed as Doubtful. Backup guard John Simpson, a fourth-round pick in this year’s draft, has been limited by a shoulder injury and is listed as Questionable on the injury report.

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