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Redskins-Saints Preview Capsule

October 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (2-1) at NEW ORLEANS (3-1)

Monday, 8:20 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE - Saints by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Redskins 2-1, Saints 2-2

SERIES RECORD - Redskins lead 17-9

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Redskins 34-21, Nov. 19, 2017

LAST WEEK - Redskins had bye, beat Packers 31-17 in Week 3; Saints beat Giants 33-18

AP PRO32 RANKING - Redskins No. 13, Saints No. 4

REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (5), PASS (18).

REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (7), PASS (3).

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (18), PASS (7).

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (3), PASS (30).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Redskins have won two of past three. ... Redskins RB Adrian Peterson began 2017 with Saints, was traded to Arizona four weeks into regular season. He had 120 yards rushing, two TDs in last game. Peterson ranks seventh all-time in TDs rushing with 102. ... Redskins QB Alex Smith was with Chiefs last time vs. Saints in 2016, passing for 214 yards, two TDs without INT. ... RB Chris Thompson had TD receiving in last meeting before breaking right leg in same game. He has TD catch in past two games and eight TDs (four rushing, four receiving) in past eight on road. ... WR Jordan Reed had two TDs receiving in last game vs. Saints in 2015. ... WR Paul Richardson Jr., had first TD receiving with Redskins in Week 3. ... LB Ryan Kerrigan has sack in two of three career meetings. ... DL Jonathan Allen had two sacks in Week 3, his first career multi-sack game. ... Rookie DL Daron Payne had first career sack in Week 3. ... Saints QB Drew Brees has 71,740 career yards passing, needs 201 yards to move ahead of Peyton Manning for most all-time, and 98 yards to move ahead of Brett Favre for second. ... Brees is completing 75.8 percent of passes for 323.8 yards per game this season. He’s passed for eight TDs, no INTs. Also has rushed for two TDs. ... RB Alvin Kamara leads NFL with 611 scrimmage yards, had career-high 134 yards, three TDs rushing last week. Kamara gained at least 175 scrimmage yards in each of past two games. ... RB Mark Ingram returns from four-game suspension. He rushed for 1,124 yards, 12 TDs last season. ... WR Michael Thomas has at least 10 catches, TD in each of past two outings at home. ... DE Cameron Jordan has four sacks, five tackles for loss in last three games. ... LB Demario Davis had 11 tackles, two sacks last week. ... DT Tyeler Davison had sack, forced fumble last week. ... Saints K Wil Lutz has made 10 of 11 field goals and all 11 point-after kicks. ... Fantasy tip: Brees is 7-1 with 2,418 yards, 13 TDs passing in past eight games at home.

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