In Monday date vs. Saints, ‘Skins hope to spoil historic night in New Orleans

Posted at 11:04 AM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 11:04:05-04

Drew Brees. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, La. – History has not been kind to the Redskins on Monday Night Football. However, tonight in New Orleans – Washington will almost definitely be part of history. The ‘Skins just hope to see history, then put their Monday misery to history.

Tonight at 8:15 p.m. eastern, the Saints host the ‘Skins on Monday Night Football. Future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees needs just 201 passing yards to pass Peyton Manning for the highest total in NFL history. Brees is very likely to surpass 201 passing yards.

According to Sports Illustrated, in his last 10 home starts on Monday Night Football, Brees has thrown for 3,461 yards and 34 touchdowns with just five interceptions. The Saints have scored 27 or more points in all 10 of these contests with an average of 37 points per game.

Mark Ingram runs against the Redskins. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Monday’s match-up features one of the NFL’s premiere defenses against one of the league’s top scoring offensive units. The Redskins enter Week 5 following the bye week with the No. 2 ranked defense in points per game (14.7 avg.).

The Redskins are also ranked third in total yards per game (278.0 avg.) and passing yards per game (187.3 avg.). The unit has not allowed a 300-yard passer this season.

The Saints rank among the NFL’s top five in yards per game (418.3 avg.) and points per game (34.3 avg.)

Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. eastern time inside Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. News 3, Hampton Roads’ home of the Redskins, will have live pregame coverage from the field during News 3 at 5:00 p.m. and News 3 at 6:00 p.m.