Every year around this time, I find myself getting asked the same question over and over again from people who know I enjoy football. “So, who do you like this season?”
Drew Brees passed for 202 yards and a touchdown while leading five scoring drives, and the Saints survived a sloppy second half for a 28-20 preseason victory over the Oakland Raiders on Friday night.
Having an elite signal-caller who can win you the game in crunch time is essential for any NFL franchise.
The National Football League and other professional leagues favor legislation by Central Valley Assemblyman Henry Perea to close what they see as a loophole that athletes with tenuous connections to the state to file for what’s known as cumulative injuries that occur after years of playing.
The New York Jets were eliminated from the playoffs when they lost 14-10 to the Titans Monday night.
This weekend’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints is a classic match-up of the high powered Saints offense against the formidable 49ers defense. San Francisco will have to deal with one of the game’s best quarterbacks in Drew Brees as they look to keep their cushion in the NFC West.
The Oakland Raiders are really struggling. They have allowed 135 points during their current three-game losing streak. Now at 3-7, the team will have to run the table and go 6-0 to stay above .500 and have any chance of making the playoffs.
The New Orleans Saints were 0-4 in September, as the team was demoralized by the Bountygate scandal. Now, the Saints have won four of their last five under quarterback Drew Brees. A win against the Oakland Raiders will make it a season-high three straight victories for New Orleans.
The Oakland Raiders fell to 3-6 after losing to the Ravens in Baltimore 55-20 Sunday. “They were just outmanned and outmatched,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew.
The Raiders will be scoreboard watching since they’re on their bye week. The best case scenario is that the Chiefs, Chargers, and Broncos all lose their respective games so the Silver and Black don’t fall farther back in the standings while they’re idle.