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

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Their reliance on Josh Jacobs

On Sunday, the Raiders used Josh Jacobs as their main offensive weapon on almost every possession. He was clearly the best player on the field for either team, including the Panthers who have Christian McCaffrey.

Jacobs had three touchdowns, putting up 93 yards on 25 carries.

He also totaled 46 yards through the air on four receptions. He was the team’s leading rusher and second-leading receiver. That said, if there’s one thing that shouldn’t be too worrisome for the Saints it is opposing run-heavy backs.

44 games in a row the Saints have held a single rusher to under 100 yards.

“That’s how many consecutive games the Saints have gone without allowing an opposing rusher to go over 100 yards. The last person to do so was Samaje Perine way back on Nov. 19, 2017, when playing for the Washington franchise that has since changed its nickname. Perine rushed for 117 yards that day in the Dome in a game the Saints won 34-31,” NOLA.com’s Rod Walker wrote.

The Raiders rely on Jacobs too much, and that’s something the Saints defense should be able to exploit.