Washington Redskins (4-5) at New Orleans Saints (7-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 19, 2017, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New Orleans Saints -7.5 -- Over/Under: 49
The Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints meet Sunday in NFL action at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Washington Redskins need a win here after losing three of their last four games to get back to a .500 record. The Washington Redskins have split their last eight road games. Kirk Cousins is completing 66.5 percent of his passes for 2,474 yards, 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. Cousins has two touchdown passes and two interceptions in his last three games. Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis have combined for 954 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Jamison Crowder has 32 receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 96.7 yards per contest, and Chris Thompson leads the way with 277 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 25.8 points and 344.6 yards per game. Zach Brown leads the Washington Redskins with 96 tackles, Ryan Kerrigan has six sacks and Kendall Fuller has three interceptions.
The New Orleans Saints hope to build on their seven-game winning streak to start running away with the NFC South. The New Orleans Saints have won three straight home games. Drew Brees is completing 71.7 percent of his passes for 2,398 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions. Brees has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last eight games. Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr. have combined for 1,145 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Alvin Kamara has 42 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 142.2 yards per contest, and Mark Ingram leads the way with 672 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 18.3 points and 312.3 yards per game. A.J. Klein leads the New Orleans Saints with 41 tackles, Cameron Jordan has seven sacks and Kenny Vaccaro has three interceptions.
The Redskins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in November, 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Saints are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in November, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Redskins are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings, the underdog is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Don't look now, but the New Orleans Saints are downright rolling on both sides of the field and are looking more and more like a team that could be playing in the Super Bowl. The Saints have outscored their last two teams by a combined score of 77-20, and a defense that used to be one of the worst in the history of the sport has given up 17 or less points in six of its last seven games. The Washington Redskins hang around in majority of their games, but they're not finishing, and you have to question just how long things can continue with an injury list that gets longer and longer each week. The Redskins currently have nine players questionable for this game, and that doesn't include the players who are already on IR. In the dome, I look for the Saints to have their way with Washington and win this game by double digits.