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

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Their pass coverage

This could be a plus and a negative for the Saints.

That said, in his debut with the Panthers, former New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater got the ball downfield quickly, throwing for 269 yards in just 22 completions. He dropped back 34 times.

His main target was the recently-added Robbie Anderson. Anderson hit over three digits of yardage on six receptions, notching an average yards per catch of 19.0. D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel and Christian McCaffrey were all active in the pass-catching game as well.

Bridgewater threw for well over 10 yards per completion. For Brees and the Saints, they’re masters of the short game, a team that sets up screens for three-time Pro Bowl running back Alvin Kamara often.

Brees, who threw for only 180 yards, was under nine yards per completion. The Saints can get well over that against the Panthers, but he’ll have to show his arm strength is still there, something analysts point at as a reason he’s declining.

He’ll have the chance to exploit their secondary down the field, and it may be necessary for the team to take more shots downfield with Michael Thomas out.