Nov 19, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) celebrates after a sack against the Washington Redskins during overtime of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Redskins 34-31 in overtime.

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Hebert and Deuce predict a close Saints win over the Redskins

Kristian Garic
October 05, 2018 - 6:01 pm
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The Saints are favored by 6.5 points over the Washington Redskins in their Monday Night football game.  This is expected to be a historic night in New Orleans as analysts and Saints fans everywhere anticipate Drew Brees continual assault on the all-time passing yardage record.  

The Saints are 2 and 4 against the Redskins under Sean Payton.  The first win happened in 2009, when Robert Meachem produced a strip fumble return for a touchdown.  The second win was last season, when Drew Brees lead a furious fourth quarter comeback to defeat the Redskins in overtime 34-31. 

If you listen to the pros, who played with the Saints and study the Black & Gold, the past just might predict the outcome of Monday’s Saints-Redskins battle.  “History predicts how this game is going to play out,” said the Bobby Hebert.  “I know the Saints are favored by a touchdown, but man, I would bet on the Saints to win, but not cover.  It’s going to be a close, hard fought game,” continued the Cajun Cannon.

A key factor in the Saints primetime battle, the Redskins defense is much improved since last season.  “You can tell they’ve really improved.  That defense isn’t giving up the big play like they were last season,” explained Saints color analyst Deuce McAllister.   The Redskins want to run the football against the Saints, and dink and dunk their way down the field through the passing game.  Washington is coming off a bye week, and could show the Saints some new wrinkles on offense and defense.  “This might be a game where the Saints have to sit back in the first quarter and see what comes their way and make adjustments in game,” added McAllister. 

Last week against the Giants, the Saints made six trips to the red zone and scored a touchdown just twice.  “That’s not going to cut it this week.  If the Saints struggle in the red zone and settle for field goals, they will get beat,” declared an adamant Bobby Hebert.  The Saints also struggled on third down last week, and Hebert said that has to improve against the Redskins.  The Cajun Cannon’s prediction?  The Saints win in a close one 30-27.

In this tough matchup, where Drew could be crowned king of all NFL quarterbacks, hopefully Saints fans in New Orleans, the Gulf and across America can celebrate two wins. 

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