Game 4: Redskins @ Saints

When: Monday October 8th @ 815 PM EST
Where: Mercedes Benz Superdome
Weather: Indoors
TV: ESPN Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters (Field reporter)
Radio: WMAL
Line: Saints -6 Over/Under 52.5 points

Monday’s matchup between the Redskins and Saints is the second meeting on Monday Night Football and the 27th all-time meeting between the two franchises dating back to their first meeting on Sept. 24, 1967.

In their last meeting on Monday Night Football, the Redskins dropped a 20-3 decision to the Saints on Nov. 23, 1992.

The Redskins hold a 17-9 record against the Saints all-time, with all 26 meetings coming in regular season play.

SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Redskins lead all-time series, 17-9
STREAKS: Redskins have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 11/19/17: Redskins 31 at Saints 34
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/19/17

FOX with the doubleheader this weekend. The Giants @ Carolina is the 1 PM game in our market, followed by Minnesota @ Philadelphia. Baltimore @ Cleveland, in a battle of the Browns is the early game on CBS.

Prime Time

Sunday Night: Dallas @ Houston (NBC)
Monday Night: Washington @ New Orleans (ESPN)

GAME 4 OPPONENT

The New Orleans Saints enter the game with a 3-1 record, including three consecutive wins. Head coach Sean Payton returns for his 12th season, after leading the Saints to the postseason last year.

Quarterback Drew Brees continues to build on his Hall of Fame career, and is already off to a fast start this season. Brees is 122-for-161 for 1,295 yards and eight touchdowns over four games. Brees also needs just 201 yards to pass Peyton Manning and Brett Favre to become the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards.

Running back Alvin Kamara continues to build on his Rookie of the Year performance from last season, and will get reinforcements in the backfield with the return of Mark Ingram from suspension. Kamara has recorded 611 all-purpose yards, with 56 rushing attempts and 35 receptions, and a combined 6 touchdowns.

Wide receiver Michael Thomas has begun the year on fire, and is now fourth in the league in receiving yards. Thomas has 42 receptions for 445 yards and three touchdowns, and is on pace for a career year. Veteran tight end Benjamin Watson and the quick wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. round out a talented receiving corps.

Demario Davis and Cameron Jordan lead an explosive front seven for the Saints. Davis leads the team in tackles with 37, and has also forced a fumble and recorded two sacks. Jordan leads the team with four sacks, and has tallied 15 tackles in four games.

Defensive backs Marshon Lattimore and Marcus Williams lead the Saints against the passing game. Lattimore has 13 tackles and a forced fumble this season, while Williams has 15 tackles and an interception.

Veteran kicker Wil Lutz continues to be successful, hitting 10 of 11 field goals, including a long of 49 yards. The three year player from Georgia State owns a career field goal percentage of 85.2%.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

GAME NOTES

Redskins

• QB ALEX SMITH passed for 214 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 126 rating in his last game vs. NO (10/23/16 with KC). In 3 games with Was., has 767 pass yards (255.7 per game) with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 102.2 rating. In his past 10 on road, has 2,837 pass yards (283.7 per game), 23 TDs & 4 INTs for 118.6 rating.
• RB ADRIAN PETERSON had 120 rush yards & 2 TDs in Week 3. Has 102 career rushing TDs & moved into sole possession of 7th place on all-time rush TD list. Has 281 rush yards (93.7 per game) & TD in his past 3 on road. RB CHRIS THOMPSON had rec. TD in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row on road with TD catch. Has 8 TDs (4 rush, 4 rec.) in his past 8 on road. Has 10 TD catches since 2014, 3rdmost among NFL RBs.
• WR JAMISON CROWDER had TD catch in Week 3. TE JORDAN REED had 8 receptions for 64 yards & 2 TDs in his last Monday game (10/23/17 vs. Phi.). Had 2 rec. TDs in his last game vs. NO (11/15/15). WR PAUL RICHARDSON, JR. had rec. TD in Week 3, his 1st TD with Was.
• LB RYAN KERRIGAN has sack in 2 of 3 career meetings. Has 1.5 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 4 Monday games. DL JONATHAN ALLEN had 2 sacks in Week 3, his 1stcareer multi-sack game. Rookie DL DARON PAYNE had 1st-career sack in Week 3. LB ZACH BROWN has 9+ tackles in 8 of his past 11 on road. Has 31 tackles, 3.5 sacks & FR in 4 career Monday games.

Saints

• QB DREW BREES aims for 3rd in row at home vs. Was. with 300+ pass yards. In his past 8 at home, is 7-1 with 2,418 pass yards (302.3 per game) & 13 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 114.3 rating. Has 71,740 career pass yards & needs 201 yards to surpass HOFer BRETT FAVRE (71,838) & PEYTON MANNING (71,940) for most in NFL history.
• RB ALVIN KAMARA leads NFL with 611 scrimmage yards in 2018. Had career-high 134 rush yards & 3 rush TDs last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 175+ scrimmage yards. In his past 7 at home, has 813 scrimmage yards (116.1 per game) & 9 TDs (5 rush, 4 rec.). Had 116 scrimmage yards (74 rec., 42 rush) & TD catch in last meeting.
• WR MICHAEL THOMAS has 46 catches for 498 yards (99.6 per game) & 5 TDs in his past 5 at home. Aims for 3rd in row at home with 10+ receptions & TD. WR TED GINN, JR. has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 vs. Was.
• DE CAMERON JORDAN had sack in last meeting. Has 4 sacks & 5 TFL in his past 3. Has 9 sacks, INT-TD & 8 PD in his past 9 at home. S VONN BELL led team with career-high 13 tackles & had sack & FF in last meeting. LB DEMARIO DAVIS had 11 tackles & 2 sacks in Week 4, his 2nd-career 2-sack game. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (DARIUS LEONARD) with 35+ tackles (37) & 2+ sacks (2) in 2018. CB MARSHON LATTIMORE had 1st-career FR last week. Has 2 INTs, 8 PD & FF in his past 4 at home. DT TYELER DAVISON had sack & FF in Week 4.

INJURY REPORT

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