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The 3-1 New Orleans Saints host the Washington Redskins this Monday night, returning home after two straight road games for their first prime time game of the season. The defending NFC South champions come into the game as winners of three straight, while the 2-1 Redskins are coming off a bye week. This is the 27th meeting between New Orleans and Washington, with the Redskins holding a 17-9 edge. That includes a 9-4 record in games that are played in New Orleans, battleground for this game. These two teams were division rivals when the Saints first entered the league in 1967, as members of the NFL’s Capitol division, along with the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys.
They were joined again in 1969 prior to the AFL-NFL merger, after New Orleans played one year in the Century division. In the Saints second game as a franchise, they fell to Washington at home, 30-10, but exacted a measure of revenge later that year by defeating the Redskins 30-14 on the road. The Saints were led that day by one of the early stars in it’s franchise history, wide receiver Danny Abramowitz, who had 7 catches for 144 yards and a score. Washington held a 3-2 record against the expansion Saints prior to the league merger and realignment in 1970. They would meet just 12 times between 1970 and 2000, with the Redskins winning nine of the match ups, including all six meetings from 1980-90. This will be the Redskins 10th visit to the Mercedes Benz Superdome, where they hold a 7-2 record against the Saints.
Drew Brees is just 2-4 against Washington since joining the Saints in 2006, including 1-2 at home, with both victories coming in overtime shootouts. On December 6, 2009, New Orleans entered FedEx field in Washington with an undefeated 11-0 record. The Redskins kept the Saints defense on their heels most of the game, finishing with 488 total yards. Quarterback Jason Campbell performed especially well, throwing for 367 yards and three scores while spreading the ball to nine different receivers. New Orleans could not establish a running game, averaging under 3 yards per carry and finishing with just 55 yards. Leaving Brees to shoulder the load of the offense, he would match Campbell strike for strike, finishing with 419 yards passing and two scores of his own. With less than 30 seconds to go in the first half and New Orleans driving for a field goal, Redskins defensive back Kareem Moore intercepted the Saints quarterback. During the return however, Moore was stripped of the ball by New Orleans wideout Robert Meachem, who returned the thievery 44 yards for a touchdown to tie the score at 17 at halftime. Meachem, who had a magnificent game with 8 catches and 142 receiving yards, played hero again when he snagged a 53-yd. touchdown strike from Brees with just over a minute remaining to send the game into overtime. New Orleans would come away with a 33-30 victory, in one of the most exciting moments of their Super Bowl championship season.
The Saints and Redskins may forever be linked for a development off the field, rather than on the gridiron. Entering the 1999 draft, then-Saints coach Mike Ditka wanted desperately to move from his team’s 12th overall selection into the top of the draft to draft a running back. He finally found a suitor in the Washington Redskins, and proceeded to pull off one of the biggest, and one of the most controversial, trades in NFL history. Washington traded their pick, the 5th overall, to New Orleans. In exchange, the Redskins received the Saints 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th round picks of the 1999 draft, along with the Saints 1st and 3rd round picks of the 2000 draft. New Orleans used that pick to select Ricky Williams, the Heisman Trophy winning running back from Texas. Washington would package their picks in other trades and wind up obtaining three Pro Bowl players in cornerback Champ Bailey, linebacker LaVar Arrington, and offensive lineman Jon Jansen. Ditka would be (mercifully) fired after the ’99 season, and Williams would play just 3 years in New Orleans, rushing for over 1,000 yards in two of those seasons. It wasn’t the first time that the Redskins fleeced New Orleans, or Ditka, in a trade. Just years earlier, during the 1997 offseason, Washington dealt quarterback Heath Shuler, the 3rd overall pick in the 1994 draft, to the Saints in exchange for a 5th round pick in the 1997 draft, and a 3rd round pick the following season. Shuler, who had lost his starting job in Washington due to consistently poor play, is considered one of the biggest draft busts of all time. He would play just one season with Ditka in New Orleans, completing just 52% of his passes while throwing only two touchdown passes and 14 interceptions.