Washington Redskins vs New Orleans Saints: Preview and prediction

Arnold Nichols
November 20, 2017

The Redskins have suffered a number of injuries this season, but Thompson's could arguably be the biggest because of his productivity and the fact that he'll be hard to replace.

After a back-and forth first half, New Orleans trailed 17-13 at the intermission.

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson suffered a broken right fibula late in the third quarter against the Saints and was carted off the field. New Orleans proved that good to great teams never believe they are out of games. His return is considered questionable, which is also the case for Redskins guard Shawn Lauvao and defensive lineman Terrell McClain.

An action-packed first quarter started on a sour note for the Saints, who turned the ball over on a Brees interception at the Saints 47.

Prediction: This definitely isn't an easy matchup, but the Saints will still get to eight straight wins by beating the Redskins 34-26. Swearinger to end the first New Orleans possession of the game and Washington followed that with a field goal to take the lead.


In the third quarter, with a 4-point lead, the Redskins surprised the Saints with a fake punt deep in their own territory.

The Saints took over at their 18 and quickly moved into scoring position behind a 36-yard pass to tight end Coby Fleener.

Cousins completed 22-of-32 passes for 322 yards and three touchdowns.

They gave up two wide-open TD passes in the second half and a 26-yard pass on a gutsy fourth-and-6 call by the Redskins in the second quarter, among other miscues.

The Redskins had the ball last in regulation. He turned in his first 100-yard rushing performance of his National Football League career last week when the Saints routed the Buffalo Bills, and he went over 1,000 all-purpose yards on the season with his performance on Sunday against Washington.

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