Saints vs. Raiders highlights the Sunday night primetime feature for NFL Preseason Week 3 and features more than a few marquee names. Drew Brees, Jason Campbell, Darren McFadden, Mark Ingram and Terrelle Pryor all figure to get more than their fair share of face-time tonight, as New Orleans takes on Oakland at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
In accordance with preseason practices, starters will more than likely play into the third quarter tonight. Oakland's post-Nnamdi Asomugha secondary should expect to face a great challenge from Brees and receivers Marques Colston, Lance Moore and Robert Meachem. Promising second-year tight end Jimmy Graham will also test the mettle of the Raiders secondary.
Oakland isn't exact toothless on offense itself, though, and the Saints defense has been inconsistent over its last few games. Look for a loaded backfield of McFadden, Michael Bush and Taiwan Jones to test the run-stopping ability of the Saints front seven.
Tonight also officially begins Pryor Watch at the professional level. Pryor, the controversial former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback drafted by the Raiders in the third round of the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft, is on the field for warmups today (with newly-signed Oakland cornerback Lito Sheppard) and will reportedly wear No. 6 for the silver and black. Pryor is not expected to play tonight, but don't be surprised if his name is brought up on the broadcast more than a few times tonight.
We will be updating with developments from this preseason showdown leading up to, during and after the game. Stick with us for all the latest Saints vs. Raiders news and analysis.