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Alvin Kamara fires Raiders for three touchdowns as trade rumors heat up


Alvin Kamara was the Las Vegas Raiders’ worst nightmare on Sunday as the New Orleans Saints earned all three touchdowns for a 24-0 shutout at Caesars Superdome.

Kamara did it both on the ground and in the air, rushing for a score and catching his other two from quarterback Andy Dalton. He finished with 62 rushing yards on 18 carries while throwing in nine receptions for 96 yards to lead the Saints in both categories.

Two of those touchdowns came in the first half as the Saints defense kept the ball in the hands of the offense with solid play and a few turnovers.

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Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints scores a touchdown in the third quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders on October 30, 2022 in New Orleans.
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On the Saints’ second practice, Kamara capped an 11-play walk with a 3-yard touchdown run. Then, after Tyrann Mathieu intercepted a pass, Kamara completed a six-play drive by going 16 yards on a pass from Dalton.

And once the second half started with the Saints driving, Kamara made a short pass down the middle through a porous Raiders secondary for his third score of the day to make it 24-0.

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Kamara’s performance comes two days before the NFL’s trade deadline, which the dynamic back could be a part of. The Saints, despite the win, are still below .500. Still, they’re playing in an NFC South division that’s been brutal so far.

Kamara won’t be a free agent until the 2026 season, so it would take a long time to land him.

The Saints defense made it easier at the end of the day with three sacks, a turnover and an interception by Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who had just 101 for 15 yards for 26 through the air. Jarrett Stidham would eventually come in late in the game to throw for 72 yards on 8 for 13.

Alvin Kamara fires Raiders for three touchdowns as trade rumors heat up

Andy Dalton (14) of the New Orleans Saints delivers the ball to Alvin Kamara in the first quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders on October 30, 2022 in New Orleans.
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Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was a problem last week against the Houston Texans, rushing for over 100 yards with three touchdowns. But the Saints kept it quiet in this one, rushing for just 43 yards on 10 carries.

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The Raiders had 183 total rushing yards to the Saints’ 367 yards.

Taysom Hill assisted in the running game, getting the call 10 times for 61 yards to assist Kamara. Chris Olave also had 52 yards in the receiving game on five catches.

The 3-5 Saints will have a tougher task next week in the Superdome when they take on the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night for another prime-time game.

Alvin Kamara fires Raiders for three touchdowns as trade rumors heat up

Alvin Kamara (41) of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a third quarter touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders on October 30, 2022 in New Orleans.
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The Raiders, looking to get out of their 2-5 rut, will travel to Jacksonville to face a Jaguars team returning from London with their fifth straight loss.


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