NFL: New Orleans Saints continue hot streak with comfortable win over Oakland Raiders
Last Updated: 19/11/12 10:25am
Lance Moore: New Orleans Saints receiver caught two of Drew Brees' three touchdown passes
Drew Brees threw three touchdowns as New Orleans Saints improved to 5-5 for the season with a 38-17 victory over Oakland Raiders.
Brees found Jimmy Graham in the end zone and Malcolm Jenkins intercepted Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown during the first quarter to give the Saints a lead they never looked like surrendering.
New Orleans receiver Lance Moore added a pair of touchdown catches, his only two receptions of the match, and running back Mark Ingram went in on the ground to keep the scoreboard moving for the visitors at the Coliseum.
It was another mixed day for Palmer, who had 312 passing yards and two touchdowns - to Brandon Myers in the second quarter and late on to Juron Criner - along with a pair of interceptions.
The Saints have now won three in a row - and five out of six after losing their first four matches of the season - to move into NFC wild-card contention, while the Raiders dropped to 3-7.