The Redskins are coming off their early Week 4 bye and looking to keep their 1st place position in the NFC East. Washington returns to New Orleans to get some revenge on the Saints from last year's defeat. The Redskins blew a 15 point lead in the 4th quarter and lost 34-31.
The Redskins are dealing with multiple injuries on the offensive line and at wide receiver this week. Shawn Lauvao is out with a calf injury so the team will start Tony Bergstrom at center and move Chase Roullier to LG again. Brandon Scherff will wear a brace on his knee, Trent Williams had bye week knee surgery, and Morgan Moses is also dealing with a knee issue.
Maurice Harris gets the start if Josh Doctson is out with a heel injury and Paul Richardson Jr. has a shoulder injury he has been dealing with for the last few weeks.
The Redskins are 6.5 point underdogs in this prime time away game.
Matchup: Washington Redskins(2-1) vs New Orleans(3-1)
Date/Time: Monday, Oct. 8 | 8:15 p.m. ET
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (73,208) | New Orleans, La.
Joe Tessitore (play-by-play)
Jason Witten (color)
Lisa Salters (sidelines)
Booger McFarland (field analyst)
RADIO: Redskins Radio Network
Larry Michael (play-by-play)
Chris Cooley (analysis)
Rick “Doc” Walker (sidelines)
Odds: Redskins +6.5, Over/Under 52 1/2
Prediction: Saints 27 - Redskins 24
Enemy Blog: Canal Street Chronicles