New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes and Malcolm Jenkins returned an interception for a score to give the New Orleans Saints a 38-17 victory over the Raiders on Sunday.
The Raiders continue to have many key players on the injured list. Once again they’ll be without running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson. The Saints have few injuries and with a nearly full roster, they’ll be a tough challenge for the Silver and Black
At 3-6 the Raiders aren’t a playoff contender, but Madden said it’s important they bounce back from the way they were “manhandled” in their last two games.
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 are looking at themselves in the mirror and trying to take accountability for their many shortcomings both offensively and defensively. The person who has to take some of the responsibility is head coach Dennis Allen.
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 Indianapolis Colts beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-10 Thursday night, as last year’s worst-record team improved to 6-3. “You didn’t expect them to jump back into the fray this quickly,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew. “They’re starting to look like a playoff team.”
In their fourth straight loss, the Philadelphia Eagles fell to the New Orleans Saints 28-13 Monday night. Eagles quarterback Michael Vick continued to struggle, throwing an early interception that led to a 99 yard Saints touchdown.
The Oakland Raiders play the Chiefs in Kansas City Sunday. The long time rivals are a combined 3-9 this season.
Rookie QB Robert Griffin III dazzled in his NFL debut, leading the Redskins to a 40-32 victory over the Saints in New Orleans Sunday.