Saints vs. Raiders: 5 Things We Learned About New Orleans in Win

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Aug 16, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan stand on the sideline during the second half of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Raiders 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

If the Saints had a lot of questions to answer last week after their up-and-down performance against the Chiefs, they made sure to answer them against the Oakland Raiders.

A word of caution: this is still the preseason. This means that, while many players looked great, a lot can change when the regular season starts. With that being said, let’s take a look at some things we learned from the dominant performance the Saints had on the field this week.

Also, on side note, it was nice to see Sarah Thomas on the field as she continues her tryout as an NFL referee.