Carr's late TD lifts Raiders over Saints

Both teams are competing in the same division with the participants in the Super Bowl from last season.

Oakland's wideouts will test New Orleans' cornerbacks early and often.

Questions swirl around a Saints defense that gave up an NFL-worst 29.8 points per game last season. However, with a tough match-up against the Saints week one, it won't be easy to walk away with a win against such a powerful offense.

"This allows me to be around here for a bit longer, and I'll be here as long as they'll have me", Brees said.

Fans reacted to Brees' contract extension via Twitter.

The Browns had that No. 2 overall selection before they traded it to the Eagles, as they apparently didn't think Wentz was worth that high a pick. "Once I heard from them, I didn't even try to argue anything".

The cost to get there was a hefty one. With just 40 seconds on the clock, Drew Brees marched the Saints down the field and to set up a 61-yard field goal attempt.

His yards passing total with New Orleans is the most by any NFL quarterback in a 10-year span in league history. In fact, his numbers in recent years have been right on par with his peak. He had 200 yards and two touchdowns by halftime, an alarming clip highlighted by scoring passes to Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks. The Bucs offense finished 10th on third downs last season.

I'm referring to the New Orleans Saints, of course. "That was the objective". Although they're not in the same state, both teams look to be on the same level, making this a good one!

I will also be interesting to see how much safety Jairus Byrd will contribute since he is finally healthy. In years that we have been really good here, we have started fast. Before the 2015 preseason, the last time New Orleans went winless in the preseason was 1971. Brees is the face of the franchise and a pillar in the community, and has been since Hurricane Katrina because of his contributions to the city on and off the field. We've ranked the top 10 quarterbacks to start in fantasy this week.

Notes: The Saints released third-string QB Garrett Grayson, a 2015 third-round draft choice, but could potentially bring him back as a practice squad player if he clears waivers. His 60,903 career yards passing make Brees fourth player in National Football League history with 60,000.

HOME SWEET HOME: The Raiders once again enter the season with uncertainty about their long-term future. Now, let's see how you perform against a slot receiver in Snead who was targeted over 100 time last season and put up almost 1000 yards.

According to ESPN, the deal is for five years, but has an automatic void after two years. The Raiders linebacker was an All-Pro in his second season, wrecking opposing quarterbacks to the tune of 15 sacks.

Pittsburgh did whatever it wanted, for the most part, against New Orleans.

Over those two years, Sanders has played in 35 of the 36 games the Broncos have, including the postseason. Auto passed for 300 yards six times last season.

Out with the old, in with the new.

Linebacker Jerry Hughes posted a video on Instagram showing him and linebacker Zach Brown in a vehicle, supposedly en route to M&T Bank Stadium.

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