3 gaps in the Las Vegas Raiders the New Orleans Saints can exploit

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The New Orleans Saints should look at the Carolina Panthers 30-point Week 1 performance to see how they can exploit the Las Vegas Raiders.

After a Week 1 win, the New Orleans Saints will help open Allegiant Stadium when they travel to Las Vegas. They’ll be taking on the Raiders, a team that recently moved from Oakland. The Raiders are also 1-0 after defeating the NFC South’s Carolina Panthers.

The Raiders won 34-30 in a shootout. The Saints opened their season at home as well, taking on the Tom Brady-led Buccaneers. The Bucs looked good to start the game, taking a 7-0 lead to wind down the first quarter.

From there, it was all downhill for the Bucs, ending the game down 11, 34-23. It was almost a 41-point performance from New Orleans, but Alvin Kamara failed to get in the endzone before stepping out of bounds late in the fourth.

The Saints looked impressive on both sides of the ball after they got their rhythm.

However, they’ll have to do something they didn’t have to at all last season, and that is play without superstar wide receiver Michael Thomas. Thomas is expected to miss several weeks with a high ankle sprain.

That said, let’s breakdown how the Saints, despite losing MT for a little while, can exploit the undefeated Raiders.