The top five team statistics to watch for Sunday: Saints vs. Raiders
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The Saints have struggled for most of the preseason averaging sometimes two yards a carry. In order for the Saints to keep the defense guessing, they must get at least four yards per carry. This will set up the play action pass, as well as keep the defensive backs closer to the line of scrimmage. If the Saints can’t get that magical number, the corners and safeties can stay focused on coverage. The Saints will want to keep the Raider’s defense off balance to keep the momentum going.