New Orleans 38, Oakland 17

Sunday, November 18, 2012 4:05 PM
WHEN: 4:05 PM EST, Sunday, November 18, 2012
WHERE: Coliseum, Oakland, California
HEAD OFFICIAL: Peter Morelli

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
New Orleans 14 7 14 3 38
Oakland 0 7 3 7 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 5-5 3-2 2-3 W3
Oakland 3-7 2-3 1-4 L3


Saints 38, Raiders 17:
Drew Brees threw for 219 yards and three touchdowns as visiting New Orleans won for the fifth time in its last six games to pull to .500.

Mark Ingram rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown and Malcolm Jenkins returned an interception 55 yards for a score for New Orleans (5-5), which began the season 0-4. The Saints have won three straight overall.

Carson Palmer threw for 312 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and Marcel Reece piled up 193 yards from scrimmage for Oakland (3-7), which has allowed a total of 135 points in dropping three straight games.

Brees marched New Orleans 80 yards on its opening drive, hitting Jimmy Graham with a 1-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead. Jenkins made it a 14-0 gap later in the first quarter and the Saints took a 21-7 lead into the locker room when Brees hit Lance Moore for a 38-yard touchdown with 57 seconds left in the second quarter.

New Orleans would not give Oakland a chance to get back into it in the second half, as Travaris Cadet returned the opening kickoff of the third quarter 75 yards and Ingram broke through for a 27-yard touchdown on the first play. Moore and Brees connected again on a 15-yard score to push it to 35-10 with 3:31 left in the third.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Brees extended his NFL record to 53 straight games with a TD pass and improved to 7-0 with 16 TDs and no interceptions in his last seven starts against the Raiders. … The Saints have won 14 straight games in November. … Oakland was without RB Darren McFadden (ankle) and RB Mike Goodson (ankle).

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Oakland
Mark Ingram Player Marcel Reece
12 Attempts 19
67 Yards 103
5.6 Avg Yards 5.4
1 Touchdowns 0
27 Long 17
New Orleans   Oakland
Marques Colston Player Marcel Reece
4 Receptions 4
69 Yards 90
17.2 Avg Yards 22.5
0 Touchdowns 0
24 Long 56

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
New Orleans 380 151 229 5 1 2 3.0 0
Oakland 404 120 284 2 1 0 0.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Raiders have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .300 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Saints have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.