Redskins-Saints: How to watch and what to watch for

October 8, 2018

Are you ready for some football? A Monday night party, perhaps?

The Washington Redskins play tonight in their first of two Monday Night Football appearances this season. For an early-season matchup, there’s a lot on the line: It’s a rematch of a thrilling, disappointing 34-31 Redskins overtime loss a year ago, Adrian Peterson will face one of his old teams and the winner will be either 3-1 or 4-1.

Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know to watch:

Opponent: New Orleans Saints (3-1)

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

When: Monday, Oct. 8, 8:15 p.m.

Television: ESPN

Radio: The Team 980

What to watch for: Future Hall of Famer Drew Brees faces off with the Redskins’ defense that’s ranked No. 1 both overall and against the pass. The Saints are the only team not to have thrown an interception this year. If and when Brees reaches 201 passing yards for the night, Brees will become the NFL’s all-time passing leader. The NFL plans to stop the game and honor the achievement with a 75-second video tribute from Peyton Manning, whose record will be broken. Because every other NFC East team lost Sunday, the Redskins will hold onto the division lead even if they lose to the Saints. But a win would put them in firm control, at 3-1 and a game and a half ahead of Dallas and Philadelphia.

Pre-game reading:

The Redskins must contain Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas in order to stop Drew Brees, @Matthew_Paras writes. https://t.co/hVqrPQDg8t WashTimes Sports (@WashTimesSports) October 8, 2018

The #Redskins will need some good New Orleans magic tonight and try to change their identity for the better. @thomloverro on tonight’s game: https://t.co/LmrJGUAtIW WashTimes Sports (@WashTimesSports) October 8, 2018

After having his heel “kicked” in practice last week, Josh Doctson is not a guarantee to play for the #Redskins on Monday night https://t.co/rdbZzy9aaj WashTimes Sports (@WashTimesSports) October 7, 2018

Chris Thompson’s long road to recovery takes him back to New Orleans this Monday, the place where his promising 2017 was cut short. Don’t miss @Matthew_Paras’s profile of the #Redskins running back. https://t.co/2aSXUD8lpF WashTimes Sports (@WashTimesSports) October 5, 2018

Josh Norman understands Earl Thomas’ frustration with the #Seahawks, as NFL players continue to have limited leverage when negotiating new deals. Read more from @Matthew_Paras: https://t.co/sSNSiViUkg WashTimes Sports (@WashTimesSports) October 5, 2018

ICYMI: “Me, I’m loving the early bye week,” #Redskins linebacker Zach Brown said. “But we don’t care. Give it to us early, late we’re gonna have to get it sometime.” Story by @Adam_Zielonka https://t.co/ZpwmyVJ550 WashTimes Sports (@WashTimesSports) October 2, 2018

Drew Brees might make history in Monday’s Saints-#Redskins game https://t.co/uTnVoLXBsL WashTimes Sports (@WashTimesSports) October 3, 2018

Adrian Peterson still wonders what went wrong with the #Saints as he and the #Redskins get set to face New Orleans next Monday. Story by @Matthew_Paras https://t.co/V1WNWNzmbY WashTimes Sports (@WashTimesSports) October 2, 2018

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