New Orleans Saints Opponent Preview: Do the Raiders stand any chance?
Heading into this season, here is a preview of the opponents the New Orleans Saints will face in 2020, continuing with the Las Vegas Raiders.
The New Orleans Saints have a chip on their shoulder going into 2020 after losing in the Wild Card round of the playoffs to the Minnesota Vikings. This season, they are hoping that the outcome will be different.
Here is a look at their Week 2 opponent after looking at their Week 1 opponent a few days ago.
2019 Season in Review
The last time New Orleans and the Raiders faced off in a regular-season matchup was 2016. The Raiders came out on top 35-34. In 2019, the Saints finished with a record of 13-3 on top of the NFC East and third in the NFC.
The Raiders on the other hand went 7-9 in their last season in Oakland, California. They had a winning record up until Week 12 where they lost five of the final six games of the season, leaving them with a losing record.
2020 Offseason Wrap-Up
The Saints offseason was one to be feared re-signing top talent and bringing in hotter talent. The Raiders, though, might have made the biggest change of all. During the offseason, they switched from Oakland, California, to become the Las Vegas Raiders in Nevada.
Only time will tell if the change of scenery has any impact on their performance.
2020 Matchup Preview
The Raiders are definitely poised to have a better year than last year, but the Saints are going to be better than they were last year too. The Saints will be traveling to Allegiant Stadium so the Raiders have home-field advantage.
It will be a prime time game hosted on Monday night, September 21, 2020. New Orleans has its fair share of prime time games, but this will be a new thing for the Raiders.
2020 Gameday Projection
The Raiders might think they have a shot debuting their new stadium, but New Orleans already has this one in the bag. Unfortunately, I think this will be a Monday night blow out as the Saints get their revenge from 2016.