Sadly, the list could continue.
Murray was the most effective Saints runner in Week 1. Not so much in Week 2 as he went for just three carries and 14 yards. The Saints shied away from Murray as Kamara was clearly the better matchup.
While Brees had pretty good protection throughout the night and the team was running with solid holes due to the dominant offensive line, Andrus Peat may be injured. Did it shock you that it took this long? He got back on the field, so that’s a positive.
Let’s hope it can stay that way and that his injury doesn’t linger as he did finish out the game.
It was Malcolm Jenkins and Demario Davis. Davis played Darren Waller better, but the smaller Jenkins was eaten alive by the 6-foot-6 Waller. He went for 12 receptions. Jenkins did have a sack and a pass defend, but his struggle against Waller was notable.
With arguably the biggest penalty of the game that could’ve given the Saints the ball back with a chance to tie the game, Janoris Jenkins slipped up. It was with 2:14 left on the Las Vegas 35. It was a 26-yard penalty that helped set the Raiders up for the game-clinching field goal.
Each loser did have some positives, but it was a rough night for most of the Saints as they just couldn’t stop the Derek Carr-led Raiders.