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There has been a bit of a different air around the New Orleans Saints facility this week.
Not only are the Saints (3-1) up near the top of the conference standings after the season’s first quarter came to a close, but they got one of their best players back from suspension in Mark Ingram and the face of their franchise is on the brink of making history. Will the Saints be able to happily celebrate a major record Monday night? Here are three matchups that could determine that.
The word Saints coach Sean Payton chose to use to describe the Washington defensive front was “salty.” They’re rushing the passer well,” Payton said. “They have talent in the tackle position. They returned some veteran players outside. (Ryan) Kerrigan’s a guy from an edge that, obviously, you know gives you a lot of headaches. He gave us a lot of headaches a year ago.
“Preston Smith’s playing well outside and (Daron) Payne of course as a rookie, (Jonathan) Allen (as a second-year player). This is a salty front.”
This unit might present the greatest challenge the Saints offensive line has faced yet this season, and football purists will surely enjoy this matchup between two of the better offensive and defensive lines in the NFL.
The Saints offensive line has done an excellent job keeping quarterback Drew Brees clean so far this season, tying for the second-best mark in the NFL by allowing only six sacks.
After a slow start, the Saints’ line has also improved the last couple weeks when it comes to opening holes for the rushing offense, picking up 313 yards the last two games after gaining just 105 yards the first two weeks. But the Redskins have been one of the NFL’s stingiest defenses against both the run and the pass, the latter of which can be partially attributed to the pass rush helping out the secondary.
The most they have allowed an opposing team to run for was 104 yards against the Colts in Week 2, and Washington has held opposing passing attacks to fewer than 200 yards in two of their three games.
New Orleans is familiar with the face of the Redskins’ rushing attack. Adrian Peterson, who spent the first four weeks of the 2017 season with the Saints, appears to have revived his career in Washington, gaining 236 yards on the ground in his first three games with the Redskins.
Juice,” said Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan when asked what Peterson has brought to Washington’s offense. He’s always had great vision, he’s got that downhill, violent way that he runs. This is something we’re going to have to take on as our task this week.”
The early portion of the season saw the Saints do a fine job keeping opposing rushing attacks in check. New Orleans will enter Monday’s game with the NFL’s No. 3 rush defense, and the 3.2 yards per carry it has allowed leads the NFL.
They figure to have plenty of chances to prove those numbers are no fluke against Washington. They have a good plan to run the ball,” said Saints defensive tackle Tyeler Davison. “One of their main things is they want to run the ball and have that good time of possession.
Though Smith has not shown off his scrambling ability much this season — he has just 19 carries for 48 yards with a long rush of seven yards in 2018 — he has historically picked his spots to scramble effectively.
You expect him to scramble,” Jordan said. The ability for him to extend plays, he’s as good as it gets there.”
All eyes Monday night will be on Drew Brees and his pursuit of the NFL’s all-time passing yardage record.
He enters the Redskins game 201 yards shy of breaking Peyton Manning’s career record of 71,940 yards (Brees is actually in position to pass two players, as he is 99 yards shy of passing Brett Favre).
With four touchdown passes, Brees can also become the fourth player in NFL history to throw for 500 passing touchdowns, joining Manning, Favre and Tom Brady. It’s crazy,” Brees said. “Never would have dreamed, but just extremely grateful, thankful obviously for the opportunity to be here and just excited about the opportunity we have for this team, for this year, this season, this game.
Washington brings the NFL’s No. 3 pass defense into New Orleans. In three games, the Redskins have allowed just four passing touchdowns and 187.3 passing yards per game.
They’re just a really good defense that is playing really well,” Brees said. “Not giving up big plays, not giving up points, getting pressure on the quarterback, getting turnovers and then just doing all the things well that good defenses do.”
Though he has fared fine without him to this point, it should help Brees and the Saints passing game to get running back Mark Ingram back on the field, allowing the Saints to have more offensive balance and set up play action. And plus, as he has proved often during his 18-year career, it is never a good idea to doubt Brees. Just look at his resumé.