It’s not necessarily a surprise that newly-extended New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara scored against the Las Vegas Raiders Monday night.
Kamara entered the first ever game at Allegiant Stadium having scored 39 touchdowns in 46 career games. He added to that resume by scoring the first ever NFL touchdown in Las Vegas. It came via an otherwise ho-hum one-yard scamper.
It’s still history making. The ball will ultimately make its way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.
By virtue of this run, New Orleans opened up a 10-0 lead over Las Vegas as it attempts to spoil the Raiders’ home opener as heavy road favorites.
It’s also good news for the Saints given that star wide receiver Michael Thomas is sidelined. Kamara opened up Monday night’s game with 55 yards on seven touches. Drew Brees and Co. will need more of this from their Pro Bowl running back moving forward.