First Look: Kirk Cousins promises test for Saints defense against up-and-down Redskins

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:11:53 AM. WHEN: Noon
WHEN: Noon WHERE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome TV: Fox RADIO: WWL-AM, 870; WWL-FM, 105.3 in New Orleans; KMDL-FM, 97.3 in Lafayette; WDGL-FM, 98.1 in Baton Rouge; en español: WGSO-AM, 990; WVDU-FM, 97.9 RECORDS: New Orleans 7-2; Washington 4-5 COACHES: Saints, Sean Payton, 11th season, 101-68; Redskins, Jay Gruden, fourth season, 25-31-1 REDSKINS BREAKDOWN LAST WEEK: One week after toppling the Seattle Seahawks to remain in the NFC playoff race, Washington failed to take down another NFC contender in a 38-30 home loss to a Minnesota Vikings team that torched the Redskins' defense.  OFFENSE: Kirk Cousins is having a Pro Bowl-type season for a Washington offense trying to overcome mounting injuries. Cousins ranks third in the NFL with 2,474 passing yards, eighth in passer rating at 98.6 and has tossed 14 touchdowns while throwing just five interceptions. With Cousins directing the attack, the Redskins rank ninth in the NFL in passing and 13th in offense overall. What's made his performance even more impressive has been the uncertainty in Washington's receiving corps; running back Chris Thompson leads the team with 38 catches and ageless tight end Vernon Davis has 30, but the receiving corps has largely been a by-committee approach due to injuries to Jamison Crowder, Terrelle Pryor and tight end Jordan Reed. A New Orleans pass rush that has kept quarterbacks on the run will have its chances against Cousins, who has been sacked 23 times behind an injury-plagued offensive line....Read more
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