Washington vs New Orleans, 8:15p, ESPN (Saints -6, O/U: 52)
With the Redskins coming off of a bye week, they’re staring at a long haul until the end of the season, with 13 straight weeks of football until playoffs. During that week off they had time to prepare for a tough road game against a high powered offense that gets one of the other half of their running back duo, Mark Ingram.
Ingram is back to give the Saints a much needed boost in the running game, one that Kamara made a valiant effort to be effective in with over 600 yards from scrimmage in the first 4 games, gaining steam in the last few weeks on the ground. Speaking of the ground game, Adrian Peterson has been a bit of a savior for the Redskins once Darrius Guice, avoiding having to soley rely on Thompson who is used heavily in the passing game. Peterson out to prove to everyone who passed on his services, that a back over 30 can still produce, averaging 4.21 yards per carry with 3 scores, not to mention he has 5 catches for 100 yards!
Drew Brees will also have some motivation for a big game tonight, 500 career touchdown passes could be the milestone he passes tonight.
Given that Josh Doctson is inactive look for the Redskins to have trouble in the passing game and then keeping up with the Saints. Take the Saints to cover and win in the over, Saints 35-24.