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                === Brees, Saints sharp in win over Raiders ===
 
 New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Drew Brees went 14-for-18 for 202 yards and
 a  touchdown as the New Orleans Saints defeated the Oakland Raiders, 28-20, on
 Friday.
 
 Mark  Ingram rushed  nine times for 30  yards and a touchdown for New Orleans,
 which edged the Chiefs, 17-13, in their preseason opener last week.
 
 The  Saints, who  are transitioning from a  4-3 defense to a 3-4 defense under
 newly  appointed  defensive coordinator Rob  Ryan, limited the Raiders to just
 185 total yards and recorded seven sacks and a safety.
 
 Matt  Flynn was  12-for-16 for 124 yards and a touchdown while Darren McFadden
 ran  five times for 17 yards for Oakland, which narrowly defeated the Cowboys,
 19-17, in their preseason opener a week ago.
 
 Garrett  Hartley scored  on the Saints' opening drive, booting a 53-yard field
 goal.  On their  next drive, Ingram pushed  forward from two yards out for the
 score.  Near the  end  of the  first  quarter, Brees  connected  on a  16-yard
 touchdown pass to Kenny Stills.
 
 In the second, Hartley split the uprights from 31 and 30 yards out to give the
 Saints  a  23-0 advantage. However, Flynn  found Denarius Moore for an 18-yard
 touchdown as the first half was coming to a close.
 
 Late in the third, the Saints were on their own 10-yard line after they opened
 their  drive with  a  10-yard offensive  holding  penalty. Backup  quarterback
 Seneca  Wallace was sacked by David Bass at the 1-yard line and fumbled, which
 was recovered by Ryan Robinson for a touchdown.
 
 A  46-yard field  goal by  Eddy Carmona  with 19  seconds left  in the  period
 brought  Oakland within six. Sebastian Janikowski drilled a field goal from 50
 yards  out on  Oakland's first  drive  in the  fourth  to cut  the deficit  to
 23-20.
 
 Midway through the period, the Raiders had their backs against the wall at the
 1-yard line and Jamize Olawale was tackled by Will Herring in his own end zone
 for a safety.
 
 Hartley sealed the game on the ensuing possession with a 28-yard field goal.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 08/16 23:42:26 ET