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    <span style="">                 <span style="text-decoration: underline;">NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (11-0) AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-8)</span>                   
  • SERIES LEADER: The Washington Redskins lead the all-time series, which dates back to September 24, 1967, 15-7.
  • STREAKS: The Redskins have won 10-of-the-past-13 games against the Saints, with New Orleans' most recent victory in the all-time series on November 30, 2003, a 24-20 victory at the site of this week's game, FedEx Field, in Landover, Maryland.
  • COACHES VS. OPPONENT: New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton is 0-2 against the Redskins, while the Redskins' Jim Zorn is 1-0.
  • LAST WEEK: The Saints improved to 11-0 for the first time ever in team history, which also set a record for most consecutive wins in franchise history when they defeated the AFC East leading New England Patriots, 38-17, on Monday Night in the Louisiana Superdome. The Redskins dropped a close game at Philadelphia to the Eagles, 27-24, in Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field.
  • LAST GAME BETWEEN THE SAINTS AND REDSKINS: 9/14/08: Saints 24 at Redskins 29. Washington QB Jason Campbell throws for 321 yards and a touchdown to WR Santana Moss (164 rec. yards). New Orleans RB Reggie Bush has PR-TD.
  • BROADCAST INFORMATION: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan, Nischelle Turner (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 125 (NO), 152 (Was.). XM: 102 (NO). The game can heard regionally on the Saints Radio Network (WWL 870 AM and 105.3 FM locally) with Jim Henderson handling play-by-play, Hokie Gajan serving as color analyst and Kristian Garic reporting from the Saints sidelines. A Spanish language broadcast can be heard on WFNO 830 AM with Emilio Peralta handling play-by-play and Marco Garcia serving as color analyst.
  • SAINTS: Drew Brees: 236-343-3,117 (2C)-27 (1L)-9-112.6 (1L)
  • REDSKINS: Jason Campbell: 214-328-2,357-12-11-84.6 RUSHING
  • SAINTS: Pierre Thomas: 116-648-5.6-5
  • REDSKINS: Rock Cartwright: 45-173-3.8-0 RECEIVING
  • SAINTS: Marques Colston: 48-808-16.8-7
  • REDSKINS: Santana Moss: 44-574-13.0-3 OFFENSE
  • SAINTS: 425.9 yards per game average (1st in the NFL)
  • REDSKINS: 309.0 yards per game average TAKE/GIVE

  • SAINTS: 12 (2nd in the NFL)
  • SAINTS: 333.8
  • REDSKINS: 298.3 (3rd in the NFC) SACKS
  • SAINTS: Will Smith: 10 (2nd in NFC)
  • SAINTS: Darren Sharper: 8 (T1L)
  • REDSKINS: DeAngelo Hall: 4 PUNTING
  • SAINTS: Thomas Morstead (rookie): 43.8 net average
  • REDSKINS: Hunter Smith: 42.6 net average KICKING
  • SAINTS: John Carney: 89 (50/52 PAT; 13/17 FG)
  • REDSKINS: Shaun Suisham: 62 (17/18 PAT; 15/17 FG) NOTES
  • SAINTS: Are 11-0 for the first time in team history. The Saints have scored 407 points, the fourth most in NFL history by team in the t 11 games. The Saints' offense averaged 9.6 yards per play last week (480 yards, 50 plays), the third-best mark since 1970 (min. 50 plays)… QB DREW BREES had career-high 158.3 passer rating last week, highest possible mark. Brees 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 two games 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 THOMAS had 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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