Oakland definitely looks like the better team on paper. New Orleans is coming off a subpar season, with one of the league’s lowest-ranked defenses. They still have most of that high-powered offense though, with Drew Brees re-upping his contract for big money. Free-agent pickups Sean Smith, Bruce Irvin, and Reggie Nelson are going to earn their money. This will be a chance to see just how much the Raider D have improved, and if the core offensive stars are ready for a new run. I’m optimistic about this season, but this game could end up in a high-scoring shootout.