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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 quarterback Seneca Wallace (10) drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders 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

Second Team Offense Sputters

As well as the first team offense did for the Saints, the second team seemed to kill the momentum. Seneca Wallace, needing a good game to separate himself from Luke McCown, might have just made Sean Payton’s job easier. Wallace had an interception, was sacked twice, and fumbled the ball for a Raiders touchdown. It’s easy to pin the problems on Wallace but Terron Armstead showed his rookie growing-pains tonight at left tackle.

Travaris Cadet, someone seemed destined for a backup role and special teams, did not help his case tonight. One fumble is enough to get a coach mad, two makes sure you are carrying a ball around everywhere for the next week. Cadet lost one of the fumbles and was lucky enough to not lose another. After another strong performance by Khiry Robinson, Cadet has some ground to make up if he wants to keep a roster spot.