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Saints at Redskins: How Big of a Test Can the ‘Skins be?

The Saints are coming off two huge wins (38-7 at Tampa Bay, and 38-17 after hosting the New England Patriots) and the Redskins are coming off two disappointing losses (6-7 at Dallas and 24-27 at Philadelphia). Although Washington has a 3-8 record, they hold a nice stat that could be a problem for the Saints. The Redskins have the number one pass defense, yes number one. So the huge question is; can Drew Brees continue playing consistent and great? He has eight touchdowns and zero interceptions in his past two games.. I think the Saints can hold off this secondary and if not there is always the high-powered number five rush game.

On the Saints defense, McAlister, McKenzie, and Sharper will all be looking to have big games again against Jason Campbell and his offense. Last week, the Redskins showed they can score points and the Saints showed they could shutdown offenses. Tom Brady played one of his worst games against the Saints secondary (2 interceptions, 0 touchdowns) and if they all show up again it isn’t going to look good for the Redskins. Mike McKenzie will be the most interesting player to watch. He had tons of great tackles and deflections as well as an interception.

It should be a great game in D.C. this week as the 11-0 Saints hold off the number one pass defense of the 3-8 Redskins. If the defense stops Campbell and Drew is on, look for the Saints to fly to Atlanta at 12-0.

Here are some key matchups
#1 Saints Offense VS. #7 Redskins Defense
#25 Redskins Offense VS. #16 Saints Defense
**#5 Saints Passing Attack VS. #1 Redskins Pass Defense**

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