While the 2020 NFL football season is still months away, it’s never very soon to start previewing the season. In this new series of NFL, we will preview each game in the Raiders’ regular-season and take a look into every opponent.
Allegiant Stadium is the brand-new home of the Raiders where they are going to in Week 2. New Orleans Saints is their first opponent.
Allegiant Stadium is the destination where the Saints will be marching into. Why? Let’s see for a moment. They suffered a heartbreak 26-20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings last year in the NFC Wild Card game. Los Angeles Rams has stolen their chances to go to the Super Bowl and a terrible no-call that was blatant pass interference.
The Saints want vengeance, and defeating the “brand new” Las Vegas Raiders in their new hometown at their first home game doesn’t sound too bad. On their roster, Saints have some of the best players in their respective positions: a healthier running back in Alvin Kamara, veteran quarterback Drew Brees, veteran-wide receiver Michael Thomas, and two defensive powerhouses, defensive end Cameron Jordan and linebacker Demario Davis.
Additionally, Cesar Ruiz, first-round pick center/right guard should add additional protection for Brees in the pocket. The Saints are ready to travel into Vegas.
Home Sweet Home
As for the Raiders, for the first time they will be playing on their brand-new home turf. Raiders fans will be decked out everywhere in their proud Black and Silver as they stay tighten to their TVs during the entire game, appreciating the $1.9 billion masterworks of MANICA Architecture and HNTB.
It is the game that the whole nation will be watching, not necessary for wide receiver and first-round pick Henry Ruggs III and quarterback Derek Carr, or anyone else on the field. NFL fans from everywhere will be watching the new home of the Las Vegas Raiders. It’s a sweet Monday Night Football welcome. For the new Vegas fanbase, the atmosphere will be a special one, no matter how many fans will be in attendance.
In other words, about their revived franchise, it will be the chance for the Raiders to make a statement to the entire nation. The Saints will perhaps be favored to win, and we don’t have to dig deep to see why. But what are the Riders doing for them? A national stage and an away victory hopefully over the Carolina Panthers from the week before.
It won’t be so easy playing against Brees and his powerhouse offense, as well as Marshon Lattimore, a defense consisting of cornerback and newly signed expert safety Malcolm Jenkins to round out the secondary. But one thing has to remember, anything can happen in Vegas.