The New Orleans Saints allowed 319 passing yards to Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in a 35-34 loss Sunday afternoon. That was when the unit was at full strength.
The Saints fear starting cornerback Delvin Breaux sustained a broken fibula during the game, according to NOLA.com’s Josh Katzenstein. Breaux could miss six to eight weeks.
This would be a terrible blow for one of the league’s worst passing defenses a season ago. The Saints allowed an average of 284 yards per game and surrendered a league-leading 45 touchdowns in 2015. The next closest team was Philadelphia, who allowed 36 passing touchdowns last season.
The second-year cornerback started all 16 games for the Saints last season, recording 3 interceptions.