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New Orleans Saints vs Oakland Raiders takes place on Sunday afternoon as the Saints look to continue their drive for the playoffs. A win today would help continue that push but a loss would undermine a lot of their recent good work towards their postseason hopes. The game is scheduled to start at 4.05 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
It is hard to believe the Saints began the regular season 0-4 with four straight losses. At that time they looked void of ideas and looked to be certain to be in the basement teams of the NFL. However, there has been an amazing revival and the Saints come into this match up fresh off of taking down the only remaining unbeaten NFL team the Atlanta Falcons.
That win against the Falcons pushed the Saints back to a record of 4-5 and another win today would see them level their record to .500 - no mean feat. considering where they once were this season.
On recent form most pundits would suggest the Saints should have this one in the bag, but looking forwards New Orleans does have a difficult run down the home stretch in this regular season schedule, and whether they can complete their amazing comeback and make the playoffs remains to be seen.
The Saints currently sit in third place in the NFC South just a game behind the 5-4 Tampa Bay, and of course way behind the now 8-1 Atlanta Falcons.
Meanwhile the Oakland Raiders are 3-6 and sit third in the AFC West. They too are just a game out from second placed San Diego, who are 4-5, with the Denver Broncos out in first place with a record of 6-3.
New Orleans Saints vs Oakland Raiders is scheduled to start at 4.05 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.