Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
NEW ORLEANS -- We noted earlier that Drew Brees is a Raider killer.
Well, he is having himself day against the Raiders in his first meeting against them as a Saint. Brees, who was 6-2 against Oakland as the San Diego Chargers' quarterback, has completed his first 14 passes of the game. The record for most consecutive completions is 24 and is held by Philadelphia's Donovan McNabb.
He is 14-of-14 for 136 yards. The Saints have been having there way with Oakland but lead just 7-3 because of some miscues.
While Brees is perfect so far, Oakland quarterback JaMarcus Russell has been uneven in his homecoming. Russell, who is from nearby Mobile, Ala., and played at LSU, completed just four of his first 10 passes. He is struggling with his accuracy. But as promised, Russell is throwing longer passes in Tom Cable's first game as head coach.