New Orleans claim victory

  • Last Updated: November 19 2012, 8:56 GMT

Drew Brees threw three touchdowns as New Orleans Saints improved to 5-5 for the season with a 38-17 victory over Oakland Raiders.

Lance Moore: Bagged two touchdowns
Lance Moore: Bagged two touchdowns

Brees found Jimmy Graham and Malcolm Jenkins in the end zone during the first quarter to give the Saints a lead they never looked like surrendering.

New Orleans receiver Lance Moore added a pair of touchdown catches and Mark Ingram went in on the ground to keep the scoreboard moving for the visitors at the Coliseum.

It was another mixed day for Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer, who mixed two touchdown passes - to Brandon Myers in the second quarter and late on to Juron Criner - with a pair of interceptions.

The Saints have now won three in a row - and five out of six after losing their first four matches of the season - to move into NFC wild-card contention, while the Raiders dropped to 3-7.

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