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Despite loss to Raiders, Saints move up in power rankings

Source: Mark Lagrange Source: Mark Lagrange
NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) -

The New Orleans Saints have moved up three spots to No. 24 in the latest ESPN NFL Power Rankings.

The Saints lost a heartbreaker in the first week to the Raiders, 35-34, and will travel in Week 2 to New York to face the Giants on Sunday.

Since the start of last season, Saints opponents have thrown for 46 touchdowns and only nine interceptions. The Saints might need to score 50 points every week to win, which was exactly what they needed to do to beat the Giants last season. New Orleans is at the Giants in Week 2.

Green Bay is No. 1 in the poll followed by New England, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Arizona.

NFC West rankings:
(6) Carolina Panthers
(14) Tampa Bay Bucs
(21) Atlanta Falcons 

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