Landover, Md. - The Washington Redskins defeated the New Orleans Saints 47-14 on Sunday at FedEx Field. The loss was the Saints' second consecutive and makes their record 4-6 heading into next week's bye. The Saints don't play again until Nov. 29 at the Houston Texans.
Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins had a big day, throwing four touchdown passes and 324 yards. He was 20 of 25 passing and had a perfect passer rating of 158.3. Washington also had an effective rushing attack with more than 200 yards rushing. Kicker Dustin Hopkins also had four field goals. The Redskins improved to 4-5.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw two first half touchdown passes to receiver Brandin Cooks (4 and 60 yards) but largely was contained. He finished 19 for 28 for 201 yards and two interceptions. Running back Mark Ingram had a 70-yard run in the first quarter but finished with just 77 yards. Brees had a fourth quarter pass go through Marques Colston's hands and straight to Redskins safety Dashon Goldston who took it 35 yards for a touchdown. Perry Riley Jr. also intercepted a Brees pass late in the fourth quarter.
Two Redskins players - running back Alfred Morris and receiver DeSean Jackson - left the game with injuries. Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis went to the locker room following a first half collision that forced Jackson from the game. Saints linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha didn't play in the second half because of an ankle injury.