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Inside the Game presented by Classic Auto Wash: Saints-Redskins series history

Redskins lead the series, 16-8

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The Saints and Redskins first met in 1967. In both their inaugural season and 1969, the two clubs played against each other twice a season in the NFL's Capitol division, prior to the formation of the NFC West in 1970. New Orleans has posted an 8-16 record against the Redskins. It is a series defined by tight, hard-fought games with the Redskins capturing the last meeting, spoiling New Orleans' season opener in a 40-32 win on Sept. 9, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Nine of the 23 games have been decided by seven points or less, four by a field goal or less. The Saints have a 5-7 record on the road against the Redskins, including a 3-1 mark at FedEx Field. Below is a view of the all-time results in the series:

Date            Score                 Site

9/24/67      L, 10-30       Tulane Stadium

12/17/67   W, 30-14         D.C. Stadium

9/22/68   W, 37-17     Tulane Stadium

9/21/69   L, 20-26      Tulane Stadium

12/14/69    L, 14-17         R.F.K Stadium

10/31/71    L, 14-24         R.F.K. Stadium

*10/28/73 W, 19-3       Tulane Stadium *

9/21/75      L, 3-41          R.F.K Stadium

10/28/79   W, 14-10        R.F.K Stadium

10/26/80    L, 14-22        R.F.K. Stadium

12/26/82 L, 10-27         Superdome

10/5/86  L, 6-14            Superdome

11/6/88    L, 24-27          R.F.K Stadium

10/1/89  L, 14-16          Superdome

11/18/90   L, 17-31         R.F.K Stadium

11/23/92 W, 20-3         Superdome

9/11/94  L, 24-38         Superdome

12/30/01 L, 10-40        Superdome

10/13/02   W, 43-27         FedEx Field

11/30/03  W, 24-20          FedEx Field

12/17/06 L, 10-16        Superdome

9/14/08      L, 24-29          FedEx Field

12/6/09     W, 33-30 OT     FedEx Field

9/9/12       L, 32-40       Superdome

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Photos taken at the New Orleans Saints 2012 regular season opener against the Washington Redskins in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, September 9, 2012. Photos taken by Michael C. Hebert.

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