Saints vs. Redskins - Numbers, numbers

Posted by GARY ESTWICK on September 5, 2012 

333 - Listed weight of heaviest Redskins player (Defensive lineman Chris Baker)

206 - Most opening day yards for a Saints rusher. George Rogers set this franchise record in 1982 against the St. Louis Cardinals. 

165 - Most yards by a Saints rusher against Washington (Deuce McAllister on Nov. 30, 2003). Deuce banged his way on 30 carries. And for the record, the Saints have only rushed for 100-plus yards against Washington five times in 22 games, dating back to 1967. 

43.9 - Percentage of touchdowns allowed in red zone by Washington defense in 2011 (25 of 57 trips) - No. 5 in the NFL behind Baltimore (38.1), Arizona (39.7), Cleveland (40.8) and San Francisco (41.2).

38 - Largest Saints margin of defeat (41-3 in 1975)

20 - Largest margin of Saints victory (37-17 in 1968).

16 - Season-opening wins for the Saints in 45 seasons.

14 - Entering Sunday's game, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan's season-opening record as a head coach. He leads all active NFL coaches.

8 - Saints wins in the 22-game series against Washington.

2 - Redskins with LSU connections (LB Perry Riley and practice squad TE Deangelo Peterson).

2 - Number of Washington QBs to start Week 1 of a season: Norm Snead (1961) and Jack Scarbath (1953).

1 - Overtime games in the series. Last season, the Saints won 33-30 on the road in overtime. 

 

 

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