The New Orleans Saints had far from their best outing on Monday night when they traveled to Las Vegas and were handed a 34-24 loss to a solid Raiders team.
The Saints are no strangers to losing in Week 2 of their season as they haven’t won in Week 2 since 2013. The Saints struggled to get anything significant done on the offensive side of the ball and the Raiders took full advantage.
The two teams entered the second half of the game knotted at 17. The Saints then failed to score in the third quarter and got behind.
When the Saints did have a chance to get the ball back, they committed defensive pass interference, theoretically ending the game. The Saints ended the game with three digits worth of penalty yardage.
The Saints were without Andrus Peat for a few snaps, and they continue to be without Marcus Davenport. Easily the biggest name sidelined was superstar wide receiver, Michael Thomas. Thomas isn’t expected back in Week 3 either.
Although the game didn’t go as planned, Saints fans certainly do not need to worry about the team’s future. With that being said, here’s a look at three takeaways from Monday’s game.