- By The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (4-5) vs. NEW ORLEANS (7-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE — Saints by 8
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Washington 3-6, New Orleans 6-3
SERIES RECORD — Redskins lead 17-8
LAST MEETING — Redskins beat Saints 47-14, Nov. 15, 2015
LAST WEEK — Redskins lost to Vikings 38-30; Saints beat Bills 47-10
AP PRO32 RANKING — Redskins No. 17, Saints No. 4
REDSKINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (23), PASS (9).
REDSKINS DEFENSE— OVERALL (20), RUSH (13) PASS (18).
SAINTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (2), RUSH (3), PASS (5).
SAINTS DEFENSE – OVERALL (8), RUSH (16), PASS (7).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Redskins have won last two in series, including last game at Superdome in 2012. … Redskins 4-1 vs. New Orleans since Sean Payton became Saints coach in 2006. … Jay Gruden is Redskins’ fourth coach since Payton started with Saints and is 1-0 vs. New Orleans. … Redskins QB Kirk Cousins ranks third in NFL with 2,474 yards passing, ahead of Saints QB Drew Brees, who ranks sixth with 2,398 yards. … Redskins WR Jamison Crowder has 13 catches for 199 yards in past two games. … LB Zach Brown leads NFL with 96 tackles. He has 10 or more tackles in each of past four games. … LB Ryan Kerrigan has six sacks, two forced fumbles and INT in past nine games. … S D.J. Swearinger had two INTs last week, his first career two-interception game. … Redskins’ defense allowing 109.6 yards rushing per game. … Saints’ offense averaging 142.2 yards rushing, had 298 yards rushing and franchise record six TDs rushing last week. … Brees has 1,751 yards passing, 10 TDs and four INTs during Saints’ seven-game winning streak. … Saints RB Mark Ingram rushed for 131 yards with career-high three TDs last week. … Rookie RB Alvin Kamara had 106 yards rushing and TD last week for first career 100-yard game rushing. Kamara ranks second among rookies with 790 scrimmage yards and is tied for second among rookies with six offensive TDs. … WR Michael Thomas ranks third in NFL with 59 catches. … DE Cameron Jordan has seven sacks, INT in past eight at home. … DT Sheldon Rankins had sack and first career INT last week. … Fantasy Tip: In his first nine NFL games, Kamara has thoroughly demonstrated ability to gash defenses in running or passing game, and has enjoyed rapid rise to central role in New Orleans’ offense.
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