(AP) - WASHINGTON (5-11) At NEW ORLEANS (14-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX
OPENING LINE _ Saints by 9 1/2
2011 RECORD VS. SPREAD _ Washington 7-9; New Orleans 13-5
SERIES RECORD _ Redskins lead 15-8
AP PRO32 RANKING _ Redskins No. 24, Saints No. 9
LAST MEETING _ Saints beat Redskins 33-30 in OT, Dec. 6, 2009
REDSKINS OFFENSE _ OVERALL (16), RUSH (25), PASS (14)
REDSKINS DEFENSE _ OVERALL (13), RUSH (18), PASS (12)
SAINTS OFFENSE _ OVERALL (1), RUSH (6), PASS (1)
SAINTS DEFENSE _ OVERALL (24), RUSH (12), PASS (30)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES _ Robert Griffin III, the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner and second overall draft choice, makes debut at quarterback for Washington. In preseason, Griffin was 20 of 31 (64.5 percent) for 193 yards with two TDs and no INTs. ... Redskins coach Mike Shanahan 14-4 in regular season openers and 14 wins in such games are most by active coach. ... Washington WR Santana Moss one of four players with 45 or more catches and 500 or more yards in each of past nine seasons. WR Pierre Garcon had career-best 70 catches for 947 yards last season with Indianapolis and tied career-high with six TDs. ... LB Brian Orakpo has 28 1/2 sacks through first three NFL seasons. ... Game first in seven seasons for Saints without coach Sean Payton, suspended for season in connection with NFL's bounty investigation. Offensive line coach and running game coordinator Aaron Kromer filling in for first six games until assistant head coach Joe Vitt returns from his six-game bounty suspension. ... Saints QB Drew Brees last season passed for NFL single-season record 5,476 yards, including NFL single-season record 13 games with 300 yards. He also set single-season records for completions (468) and completion percentage (71.2). Has passed for 300 yards or more in seven straight, longest streak in NFL history. ... RB-PR-KR Darren Sproles had NFL-record 2,696 all-purpose yards last season. ... Jimmy Graham led NFL TEs with 99 receptions, while his 1,310 yards receiving ranked second last season and second all-time for TE. He was first TE in NFL with at least 95 catches, 1,200 yards and 10 TDs in season. Game marks Saints regular season debuts for defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and LB Curtis Lofton, who had a career-high 167 tackles with Atlanta last season.
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