Saints reach .500 with 38-17 win - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

Saints reach .500 with 38-17 win

OAKLAND, CA - Drew Brees threw for 219 yards and three touchdowns, guiding the Black-and-Gold to a 38-17 victory over the Oakland Raiders. After starting the year 0-4, the Saints have now won five of their past six games to pull even at 5-5 this season.

Brees connected with Jimmy Graham on a one-yard touchdown to start the scoring, before finding Lance Moore on a 38-yard scoring strike later in the first half. Brees and Moore hooked up for the second time on a 15-yard score in the third quarter.

Mark Ingram also reeled off a 27-yard touchdown scamper to begin the third quarter following a nice 75-yard kickoff return by Travaris Cadet. Ingram finished the game with 67 yards on 12 carries, while Chris Ivory totaled 37 yards on eight attempts. It was a balanced offensive performance with 28 pass attempts to compliment 28 rushes.

Defensively, safety Malcolm Jenkins returned an interception 55 yards for a momentum-swinging New Orleans touchdown in the first half. Roman Harper also picked off a Carson Palmer pass in the endzone. Defensive end Will Smith produced his fifth sack of the season to end the half, while Jonathan Vilma tallied his first sack of the season.

The Raiders outgained the Saints 404 to 382 in total yardage, but the two early turnovers made the biggest difference. The Saints (5-5) will return home next Sunday to host the San Francisco 49ers (6-2).

The Raiders (3-7) dropped their third consecutive game, but credit the Saints for taking care of business on the road en route to keeping their hopes for a playoff berth alive.

  • SportsMore>>

  • QB Jonathan Banks leads Tulane to late win over Army

    QB Jonathan Banks leads Tulane to late win over Army

    Jonathan Banks scored the winning touchdown with 23 seconds left. Source: Nola.comJonathan Banks scored the winning touchdown with 23 seconds left. Source: Nola.com

    Jonathan Banks converted three fourth downs, finishing with a 4-yard touchdown run on Tulane's final drive of the contest, to give the Wave (2-2) a 21-17 win over Army. The drive covered 75 yards in total, ending with 23 seconds left, giving Army no time to respond. Banks finished 10-of-22 passing, for 102 yards. The junior college transfer also ran the ball 10 times for 40 yards. Tulane's other two touchdown scores came off big-time runs by the running backs. Dontrell Hilliard cash...

    more>>

    Jonathan Banks converted three fourth downs, finishing with a 4-yard touchdown run on Tulane's final drive of the contest, to give the Wave (2-2) a 21-17 win over Army. The drive covered 75 yards in total, ending with 23 seconds left, giving Army no time to respond. Banks finished 10-of-22 passing, for 102 yards. The junior college transfer also ran the ball 10 times for 40 yards. Tulane's other two touchdown scores came off big-time runs by the running backs. Dontrell Hilliard cash...

    more>>
  • Curtis shuts out Brother Martin, 34-0

    Curtis shuts out Brother Martin, 34-0

    Cade Beloso recovers a fumble for the Patriots. Source: Nola.comCade Beloso recovers a fumble for the Patriots. Source: Nola.com

    John Curtis quarterback Collin Guggenheim accounted for a 194 yards of total offense, including two touchdown passes, in 34-0 win over Brother Martin. This was the Catholic League opener for both schools. The Patriots defense not only held the 'Saders scoreless, but also forced four turnovers in the contest played at Tad Gormley. Curtis takes on undefeated Warren Easton next week at the Shrine on Airline. Brother Martin continues district play with St. Augustine on the schedule. Co...

    more>>

    John Curtis quarterback Collin Guggenheim accounted for a 194 yards of total offense, including two touchdown passes, in 34-0 win over Brother Martin. This was the Catholic League opener for both schools. The Patriots defense not only held the 'Saders scoreless, but also forced four turnovers in the contest played at Tad Gormley. Curtis takes on undefeated Warren Easton next week at the Shrine on Airline. Brother Martin continues district play with St. Augustine on the schedule. Co...

    more>>
  • Rummel stays perfect with blowout win at Teurlings Catholic

    Rummel stays perfect with blowout win at Teurlings Catholic

    Source: Raycom/KATCSource: Raycom/KATC
    A week after outscoring Riverside in a shootout, Rummel kept their trip to Teurlings Catholic maintained to a one-sided affair, winning 41-23, to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Raiders were scheduled to play three of their first four games on the road (a week two trip to Florida was canceled by Irma) but now they will settle in for six straight Catholic League games, starting with Shaw on Saturday, September 30th. FOX 8 Football Friday has highlights and scores from all arou...more>>
    A week after outscoring Riverside in a shootout, Rummel kept their trip to Teurlings Catholic maintained to a one-sided affair, winning 41-23, to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Raiders were scheduled to play three of their first four games on the road (a week two trip to Florida was canceled by Irma) but now they will settle in for six straight Catholic League games, starting with Shaw on Saturday, September 30th. FOX 8 Football Friday has highlights and scores from all arou...more>>
Powered by Frankly