The Washington Redskins are gong to forget last week.
There weren’t many good things going on in last Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots and, so, the Redskins aren’t going to think about it. Instead, Washington is only going to think about the future and Sunday afternoon’s matchup against the New Orleans Saints.
The key will be the Redskins defensive play this week, taking on a New Orleans offense that didn’t notch a victory last week, but continued to be almost absurdly productive. Washington is still in the divisional mix, even coming into this game 3-5, and a win this weekend could be a major chance to turn things around.
Kickoff for the game is slated for 1 p.m. ET Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup’s betting information, per OddsShark:
Moneyline: New Orleans -125, Washington +105
What To Watch For
So, here’s some good news Redskins fans. Kirk Cousins played pretty well against the New England Patriots last week. The offensive line kept him standing up in the pocket and didn’t allow much pressure in the backfield.
That’s a good thing.
The not-so-good thing? The Redskins dropped an almost ridiculous number of passes. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Washington dropped seven passes, the most for the team in one game in eight seasons and that hurt the squad’s chances last week.
Jordan Reed had just three receptions for 18 yards, although one was a touchdown, while DeSean Jackson hauled in three questions of his own for 15 yards. That’s not good.
If Cousins is going to go toe-to-toe with Drew Brees this Sunday, he’s going to need some serious support from his receivers.
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