Saints pour it on in the Big Easy

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

NEW ORLEANS -- The Saints are controlling the game so far in the second half just as they did against the Raiders in the first half.

But New Orleans is making it count much more in the second half. New Orleans scored 17 points in less than 16 minutes of play in the second half and now is crushing Oakland, 27-3.

In the first half, New Orleans controlled the game but could not pull away because of some gaffes. The Saints led just 10-3 at halftime despite the fact that they were outplaying the Raiders. Through three quarters, New Orleans outgained Oakland 369 yards to 165.