New Orleans @ Washington
Current Records: New Orleans 2-2; Washington 2-2
What to Know
The Washington Football Team will be returning home after a two-game road trip. They will square off against the New Orleans Saints at 1 p.m. ET next Sunday at FedEx Field. With a combined 817 yards of offense in their previous games, we can expect a fast-paced contest.
Washington decided to play defense against itself on Sunday, but the team still came out ahead despite their 85 penalty yards. They snuck past the Atlanta Falcons with a 34-30 win. Washington QB Taylor Heinicke was slinging it as he passed for three TDs and 290 yards on 33 attempts in addition to picking up 43 yards on the ground.
Meanwhile, New Orleans fought the good fight in their overtime matchup against the New York Giants on Sunday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 27-21. The Saints didn’t live up to their potential and found themselves falling short of the 7-point advantage oddsmakers thought they had coming into the game. No one had a standout game offensively for New Orleans, but they got scores from QB Jameis Winston and TE Juwan Johnson.
Washington’s victory brought them up to 2-2 while New Orleans’ loss pulled them down to an identical 2-2. Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Washington is stumbling into the game with the fourth most yards allowed per game in the league, having given up 417.5 on average. The Saints’ defense has more to brag about, as they they come into the matchup boasting the second fewest rushing yards allowed per game in the NFL at 66.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: FedEx Field — Landover, Maryland
- TV: CBS
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
New Orleans have won two out of their last three games against Washington.
- Oct 08, 2018 – New Orleans 43 vs. Washington 19
- Nov 19, 2017 – New Orleans 34 vs. Washington 31
- Nov 15, 2015 – Washington 47 vs. New Orleans 14