The Oakland Raiders and the New Orleans Saints both look to improve on their 7-9 records from 2015. The Raiders set out for their first winning season since playing in Super Bowl XXXVII. The Saints are determined to make it back into the playoff picture after a two-year absence.
New Orleans boasts one of the league’s best quarterbacks in Drew Brees, however their defense struggled in 2015. Despite a tough season, Brees nearly hit the 5,000-yard mark, and passed for more than 30 touchdowns.
The defense is still a work in progress, but features 27-year-old defensive end Cameron Jordan, who will be a key player in 2016. The sixth-year pro has 39 sacks, and 151 tackles in five seasons.
The Saints lead the overall series 6-5-1. For games in New Orleans, the Saints hold a 3-2-1 advantage.
Raiders vs. Saints Week 1 Viewing Info
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Start Time: 1 p.m. ET
TV Channel: FOX in certain markets. You can click here to see a map of what games will be shown in what cities
Announcers: Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket if the game is outside your market. You can click here for a complete rundown of all the live stream options.
Line: Saints (-2), per OddsShark; You can click here for a preview and pick against the spread