Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/12/12
New Orleans at Oakland Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, Calif. - TV: FOX; DirecTV: 713 *TV announcers: Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale *Keys to the game: The Raiders had no threat of a running game with Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson out with ankle injuries last week. A one-dimensional offense finds the Saints at a bad time. New Orleans, once 0-4, is back to its winning ways by repairing what could've been fatal defensive flaws. The answer has been two-fold: penetration into the backfield, reducing time for quarterbacks to throw, and greatly improved team tackling. The Falcons had only 46 rushing yards (2.6-yard average) last week but did air it out with success. If the Raiders connect on big plays -- WR Darrius Heyward-Bey has catches of 32, 46, 55 and 59 yards in the past four games -- New Orleans would be stuck in soft coverage that plays into QB Carson Palmer's comfort zone of attacking outside the numbers on close-range passes. Saints QB Drew Br...
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