New Orleans Saints @ Washington Redskins: Game Preview

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (11-0) AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-8)

 

SERIES

 

SAINTS

REDSKINS

SERIES LEADER

 

15-7

STREAKS

 

10 of past 13

COACHES VS. OPP.

Payton: 0-2

Zorn: 1-0

LAST WEEK

W 38-17 vs. Patriots

L 27-24 at Eagles

LAST GAME

9/14/08: Saints 24 at Redskins 29.  Washington QB Jason Campbell throws for 321 yards & TD to WR Santana Moss (164 rec. yards).  New Orleans RB Reggie Bush has PR-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/14/08

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan, Nischelle Turner (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 125 (NO), 152 (Was.).  XM: 102 (NO). 

STATS

PASSING

Brees: 236-343-3,117 (2C)-27 (1L)-9-112.6 (1L)

Campbell: 214-328-2,357-12-11-84.6

RUSHING

P. Thomas: 116-648-5.6-5

Cartwright: 45-173-3.8-0

RECEIVING

Colston: 48-808-16.8-7

Moss: 44-574-13.0-3

OFFENSE

425.9 (1L)

309.0

TAKE/GIVE

+12 (2L)

-6

DEFENSE

333.8

298.3 (3C)

SACKS

Smith: 10 (2C)

Carter: 9

INTs

Sharper: 8 (T1L)

Hall: 4

PUNTING

Morstead (R): 43.8

H. Smith: 42.6

KICKING

Carney: 89 (50/52 PAT; 13/17 FG)

Suisham: 62 (17/18 PAT; 15/17 FG)

 

 

NOTES

SAINTS Are 11-0 for 1st time in team history.  Have scored 407 points, 4th most in NFL history by team in 1st 11 games.  Offense averaged 9.6 yards per play last week (480 yards, 50 plays), 3rd best mark since 1970 (min. 50 plays)… QB DREW BREES had career-high 158.3 passer rating last week, highest possible mark.  Completed 18 of 23 (78.3 pct.) for 371 yards with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs.  Has completed 48 of 64 (75 pct.) for 680 yards (340 per game) & 7 TDs vs. 1 INT for 138.8 rating in past 2 vs. NFC East.  Has 737 yards (368.5 per game), 6 TDs, 1 INT & 110.6 rating in past 2 in Dec…RB-PR REGGIE BUSH had 55-yard PR-TD in last meeting.  RB PIERRE THOMAS had rush TD in last game vs. Was.  Had 18-yard TD catch last week…WR MARQUES COLSTON has 9 rec. TDs in past 8 Dec. games.  Aims for 4th Dec. game in row with TD (4 TDs).  Had 4 catches for 121 yards & TD last week.  WR ROBERT MEACHEM aims for 5th in row with TD.  Has 5 TDs in past 4.  Had 19-yard TD in last meeting.  WR DEVERY HENDERSON had 75-yard TD last week & 116 rec. yards…DE WILL SMITH has 7.5 sacks in past 5 & aims for 6th in row with sack.  Had sack in last meeting.  S DARREN SHARPER has 57 INTs, 1,309 INT return yards & 9 INT-TDs since 2000, most in NFL…

 

REDSKINS QB JASON CAMPBELL is 2-0 in career vs. NO.  Has 94.9 rating in those 2 with 0 INTs in 64 att.  Passed for 321 yards in last meeting & has 5 career 300-yard games.  Had 3 TDs last week (2 pass, 1 rush)…RB ROCK CARTWRIGHT has 204 scrimmage yards (102 per game) in past 2…WR SANTANA MOSS had 7 catches for 164 yards (23.4 avg.) & 67-yard TD in last meeting.  Aims for 3rd in row vs. NO with TD catch.  TE FRED DAVIS had TD last week.  WR DEVIN THOMAShad career-high 4 catches & 46 yards last week…Defense has 6 INTs vs. 1 TD allowed in 3 meetings vs. NO QB Brees.  Team has held Brees to 53.5 rating in those 3.  DE ANDRE CARTER has 8 sacks in past 7.  Has 5 sacks in past 5 vs. NO.  LB BRIAN ORAKPO leads NFL rookies with 7 sacks.  LB LONDON FLETCHER had sack last week.  CB JUSTIN TYRON had 1st career INT last week.  DT CORNELIUS GRIFFIN had sack in last meeting.

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