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Alvin Kamara TD brings Saints within one score of Raiders with 4:33 left

Alvin Kamara, Saints, Raiders

The New Orleans Saints tried to march back against the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football through their young running back, Alvin Kamara.

The former Rookie of the Year ran into the end zone midway through the fourth quarter on Monday night as the Saints looked to cut the lead of the Raiders within seven. This was the three-time Pro Bowler’s second touchdown of the night.

The Saints were still one score away from the Raiders, and a late penalty on New Orleans cornerback Janoris Jenkins scuttled their comeback plans in a 34-24 loss.

The Saints took an early lead as both teams took the field to debut the newly opened Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a case of some first-game jitters for the home squad as the Saints took an early 10-0 lead in the opening quarter via a Wil Lutz field goal and Kamara’s first rushing touchdown of the evening.

Once the dust settled, quarterback Derek Carr took control of the game and led the Raiders as they slowly clawed their way back to the ball game to tie the game at half and eventually grab the lead as they opened the second half with another impressive touchdown. The Saints have been scrambling since and are trying to muscle their way back to this one.

Kamara has been filling the void all-game long as the Saints are missing the services of superstar receiver Michael Thomas who has been ruled out with an ankle injury. Thomas, the reigning back-to-back league receptions leader will be sidelined for the next 2-4 weeks.

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