2. Las Vegas Raiders
Due to the 17th regular-season game, the Saints will play the Raiders this year since both teams finished second in their respective divisions a season ago. For whatever reason, NOLA has struggled against the Raiders in their last two matchups, going 0-2. This time around, however, the Saints have the better defense and that should finally give them a win over the silver and black.
The Raiders had one of the worst overall defenses in the league last year but their passing defense was pretty good. So, why are they on this list then? Well, they lost Casey Hayward Jr. to the Falcons and really didn’t find a solid replacement for him.
Vegas’ secondary is nothing to write home about, as they’re entering the season with a starting unit consisting of Trayvon Mullen Jr., Rock Ya-Sin, Nate Hobbs, Johnathan Abram, and Trevon Moehring. Not a menacing group there.
When the Saints host the Raiders in Week 8, Winston should be able to take advantage of their weak secondary and put up some points.