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Saturday, October 11, 2008
Preparing for Week 6

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

I am headed to New Orleans for Sunday's game between the Raiders and the Saints.

It's a new era (again) for the Raiders and it will be fun to see how the Raiders react to playing for interim coach Tom Cable after the Lane Kiffin saga.

What I am most interested in seeing is whether Oakland quarterback JaMarcus Russell will indeed air it our more as has been indicated in Oakland. Also, I want to see if the Raiders can play better in the fourth quarter.

They blew fourth-quarter leads against Buffalo and San Diego, in their last two games, and were outscored by a total of 42-10 in those two games.

It will be an interesting weekend in the AFC West as the banged-up Broncos take on Jacksonville and San Diego hosts New England on Sunday night in a game Chargers' running back LaDainian Tomlinson described as a "must win" game for San Diego.

I will provide pregame, in-game and postgame coverage from New Orleans and I will also chime in with analysis for the Denver and San Diego games as well.