"Are we totally in sync right now? No, we're not. We're not even close to where we are capable of. Not even close," Brees told reporters postgame, including ESPN's Mike Triplett. "We did some good things early on, but it just wasn't enough for the few opportunities that we had."
The veteran quarterback went 26-of-38 passing for 312 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in Vegas. He appeared to struggle without his top receiver Michael Thomas, who missed Monday's game with an ankle injury.
Brees noticeably didn't challenge the Raiders often downfield and went through accuracy issues, but the 41-year-old laughed off the notion that he's starting to display signs of decline.
"Well, my job is to execute the offense," he said. "... My job's not to have the most air yards or throw the ball down the field most or anything like that.
"I think I've always evaluated myself on being a great decision-maker," he continued. "And so, at the end of the day, I'll throw the ball to the open guy, move the ball down the field, score points, help us win football games. So that's my job. My job's to help us win. My job's to help put everyone around me in the best position to succeed."
The 1-1 Saints will host the unbeaten Green Bay Packers in Week 3.