Washington Redskins @ New Orleans Saints

Ross Houston
October 9, 2018

The New Orleans Saints are set to host the Washington Redskins at home on ESPN's Monday Night Football. Here's what you can expect.

The Redskins (2-2) next take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

There is plenty of time left in this season, but the Redskins need to figure out quickly who exactly they are and what kind of team they want to be.

That seemed like a lot of hot air after the Saints hobbled into Atlanta in Week 3 with a record of 1-1. Last week, a comfortable victory over the Giants made it three in a row.


Brees's 75.6 passer rating in seven previous games against the Redskins was his lowest against any team and Washington was one of two opponents against which the Saints quarterback had thrown more career interceptions (12) than touchdowns (10).

The record probably won't last for long given the state of the NFL's passing rules, but congrats - for now -Drew. Brees actually surpassed both Brett Favre and Manning on the same night to jump from third to first all time. The crowd will be rapturous if their QB achieves either of these feats.

The Washington Redskins were outplayed and out-coached on national television, losing to the Saints 43-19. In the 2017 campaign, he notched 53 receptions on 70 targets for 787 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 15 games played. For the season, he's rushed for 242 yards and three touchdowns on 60 carries.

They couldn't run the ball on offense - just 39 yards on 18 carries all night. But if you slow down Brees, you have the runners to contend with, and vice versa.


That happened late Monday night after the game. So far, he's been his usual, efficient self with a 68.8 completion percentage and four touchdowns, compared to just one pick.

Mmmmm. Beignets. The New Orleans breakfast treats make everything better.

The Saints have too many weapons to handle.

One of Norman's since-deleted tweets points out that Thomas didn't have any catches while he was guarding him, which is somewhat relevant.


"I just play because I love the game and I love to compete and I love being part of this organisation".

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