Alvin Kamara has a bounce-back game for the ages in win vs Raiders

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As the Week 8 matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Las Vegas Raiders inched closer to the start time, a report surfaced that the Buffalo Bills had reached out to the Saints about a potential trade for Alvin Kamara.

On the one hand, trading Kamara could net the Saints some picks that they desperately need in the 2023 draft. On the other hand, however, Kamara is one of the few bright spots on the offensive side of the ball and without him, this team is so much worse. Plus, the NFC South is still within reach.

Kamara hadn't scored a touchdown entering Week 8 and that led to some fans and outsiders maybe thinking he wasn't his same old self anymore. Well, for those fans and outsiders, Kamara had a message for them in Week 8: You're wrong.

Alvin Kamara goes off, scores 3 TDs in Week 8

The first of Kamara's three touchdowns came in the first quarter when he dashed into the end zone on a three-yard run. The score put New Orleans up 7-0 and the team never looked back. Neither did Kamara.

That touchdown was Kamara's only rushing score of the day, as he found the end zone two other times as a pass-catcher. We all know how dangerous Kamara is when utilized as a pass-catcher and he displayed some of that magic on Sunday with nearly 100 yards receiving and two scores.

His second touchdown of the day and first as a pass-catcher came with a little over seven minutes to go in the second quarter. Kamara grabbed a 16-yard pass from Andy Dalton and scampered into the end zone to put the good guys up 17-0, which was the score at the half.

The third and final touchdown of the day for Kamara, who was the only player to score a touchdown in this game for either team, came on an impressive 36-yard pass from Dalton. Kamara backed into the end zone to put NOLA up 24-0 in the third quarter.

With the final score being 24-0, the Saints made sure no Raiders found the end zone and Kamara had all three of the Saints' touchdowns. For anyone who thought the guy might be washed, they absolutely thought wrong.

With the team sitting at 3-5, the NFC South is still very much in reach for them and if Kamara continues to be given a heavy workload like he did on Sunday, there's no reason this team can't make a run at the division title.

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Feed Alvin Kamara and good things will come.