Photos: Saints vs Raiders First Half

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  • Advocate staff photo by Scott Threlkeld -- Amanda Pierotich of Ocean Springs, Miss., takes a selfie of herself and Arman Paige before the New Orleans Saints play the Oakland Raiders in pre-season game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday, August 16, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by Scott Threlkeld -- Fans trudge up a Poydras Street ramp before the New Orleans Saints play the Oakland Raiders in pre-season game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday, August 16, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Drew Brees warms up before facing the Oakland Raiders in pre-season action in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday, August 16, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Coach Sean Payton signs the hat of 12 year old fan Cory Ballas before the New Orleans Saints faced the Oakland Raiders in pre-season action in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday, August 16, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Drew Brees leads the offense as the New Orleans Saints faced the Oakland Raiders in preseason action in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday, August 16, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by Scott Threlkeld -- Saint Nick Toon pulls in a pass in front of Oakland's Tracy Porter as the New Orleans Saints faced the Oakland Raiders in pre-season action in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday, August 16, 2013. The reception set up the Saint's first TD.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Jay Richardson, left, and Ramon Humber celebrate their stop of Darren McFadden on fourth-and-one during the Saints' exhibition against the Oakland Raiders in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday.

  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Garrett Hartley nailed a 53 yard field goal to put the Saints on the board early. Luke McCown holds. The New Orleans Saints faced the Oakland Raiders in pre-season action in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday, August 16, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Raider Phillip Adams breaks up a potential touchdown pass intended for Jimmy Graham, 80, as the New Orleans Saints faced the Oakland Raiders in pre-season action in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday, August 16, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by John McCusker -- Linebacker Will Smith takes down Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn in the second quarter of their preseason game Aug. 16 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Smith is out for the season after being injured Sunday against the Texans in Houston.

  • Advocate staff photo by Scott Threlkeld -- New Orleans Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills (84) catches a pass for a first down ahead of Oakland Raiders strong safety Tyvon Branch (33) in the second quarter as the New Orleans Saints faced the Oakland Raiders in pre-season action in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday, August 16, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by Scott Threlkeld -- Former Saint Tracy Porter (31) was injured on a tackle of New Orleans Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills (84) in the second quarter as the New Orleans Saints faced the Oakland Raiders in pre-season action in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday, August 16, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by Scott Threlkeld -- New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) stretches for a first down in the second quarter as the New Orleans Saints faced the Oakland Raiders in pre-season action in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday, August 16, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by Scott Threlkeld -- Oakland head coach Dennis Allen watches the clock in the second quarter as the New Orleans Saints faced the Oakland Raiders in pre-season action in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday, August 16, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by Scott Threlkeld -- New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) picks up yards in the second quarter as the New Orleans Saints faced the Oakland Raiders in pre-season action in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday, August 16, 2013.

  • New Orleans Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills (84) pulls in a touchdown pass in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback Tracy Porter (31) in the first half of an NFL preseason football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

  • New Orleans Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills (84) pulls in a touchdown pass in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback Tracy Porter (31) in the first half of an NFL preseason football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

  • New Orleans Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills (84) celebrates a touchdown pass in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback Tracy Porter (31) in the first half of an NFL preseason football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)