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The New Orleans Saints (1-1) and Oakland Raiders (0-2) meet up in Week 3 of the 2011 NFL preseason Sunday night at the O.co Coliseum. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 EST and will be nationally-televised on NBC.

New Orleans is hoping a return trip to the Bay Area will deliver similar results to its 2009 campaign, as the team captured a 45-7 win over Oakland on Aug. 29—on its way to winning Super Bowl XLIV over the Indianapolis Colts.

The Saints will be on the road for a second consecutive week and were handed a 27-14 loss to the Houston Texans as 2.5-point favorites. 

It was an ugly performance by the defense—giving up 436 total yards—including 323 yards and 19 first downs in the first half. 

Offensively, quarterback Drew Brees completed 7-...

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