NFL

New Orleans Saints vs Washington Football Team

New Orleans
Saints
2 - 2
Washington
Football Team
2 - 2
October 10, 2021, 1:00 PM EDT
 | FedEx Field

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New Orleans
Saints
2 - 2
Washington
Football Team
2 - 2
October 10, 2021, 1:00 PM EDT
 | FedEx Field
  • New Orleans (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS) and Washington (2-2, 1-3) enter this contest on even footing. The one notable difference is that Washington is fresh off a win, while the Saints succumbed to the Giants in an embarrassing home defeat last time out. Momentum may play a significant factor in this matchup.

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    New Orleans Saints vs Washington Football Team
    • Date/Time: October 10, 1 p.m. ET
    • Stadium: FedExField
    • TV Coverage: CBS
    • Sportsbook Odds: Saints -1 | O/U 43 (Line History)
    • New Orleans vs Washington Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The Sportsbook odds have the visiting team as the favorite. Based on raw talent alone, the Saints indeed have the upper hand. Washington is never going to blow out an opponent. However, their persistence in sticking with games has earned them two tight victories thus far. With such a small spread to cover, the Saints are in a great spot here. The one worry would be New Orleans’ complete lack of consistency this season.

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    New Orleans News & Notes

    The Saints need a bounce-back game, which isn’t always the easiest task to accomplish on the road.

    If their trend continues of following a bad week with a great one, then Week 5 bodes well for the Saints. If they can channel their Sportsbook-week performance against the Packers in this one, they will easily cover the spread.

    This year, the Saints are best known for their defensive performances. Although Jameis Winston and Alvin Kamara drive the offense to the best of their ability, they no longer have that danger factor that was synonymous with New Orleans for so many years.

    The Saints have shifted to relying on their defense for positive results. They’ve allowed 69 points on the year, which is good enough for top five in the league. There’s no doubt they’ll force Taylor Heinicke into some unfavorable decisions.

    Washington News & Notes

    Although they faced the now 1-3 Falcons in Week 4, Washington’s late-game heroics were truly praiseworthy. Heinicke and J.D. McKissic in particular came up big down the stretch.

    Now the Saints defense is a different beast and there’s no doubt head coach Ron Rivera’s preparation for this one will prove to be crucial as he must get the most out of his top performers at home.

    Terry McLaurin is as reliable a receiver as this team can hope for. Not only is he consistent in hauling in his targets but he has big-play potential. Meanwhile, Antonio Gibson and McKissic have been a wonderful tandem who have helped relieve pressure on Heinicke.

    With the Cowboys appearing set to dominate the NFC East, Washington must keep up in the wild-card race and early-season games such as this one will prove to be vital.

    How New Orleans Will Cover

    The Saints are poised for a bounce-back game. Even without momentum and being on the road, they should prove to be too much to handle for Washington. The Saints’ stellar defensive play has impacted the point totals in this one. But we can’t forget just how pitiful Washington’s defense has been. It may be worth reaching for the OVER at 43.

    How Washington Will Cover

    Despite coming into this one with momentum on their side, they’ll find it difficult to score against one of the best defenses in the league. Washington needs to score early and often if they want to win straight up. If they can lead at the half, and make it close come the fourth quarter, maybe Heinicke can provide some more magic in Week 5.

    Computer Pick: Washington +1.5

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    Shark Bites
    • New Orleans is 0-3 ATS in its last 3 games as a favorite.
    • The OVER is 3-0 in Washington’s last 3 games.
    • Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 as a home underdog.

Odds

Sunday, October 10 Sun Oct 10


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-1
-110
-123
o43
-110
+1
-110
+103
u43
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-2.5
-115
-135
o43.5
-111
+2.5
-105
+115
u43.5
-109

Edge Finder

23.00
Total Score
18.00
242.40
Passing Yards
252.60
136.60
Rushing Yards
89.00
30:21
Time on Field
31:40
63.60
Number of Plays
69.00
5.96
Yards Per Play
4.95
23.00
Total Score
18.00
2.60
First Quarter
2.00
4.20
Second Quarter
4.20
4.80
Third Quarter
5.00
11.40
Fourth Quarter
6.80
242.40
Passing Yards
252.60
33.60
Pass Attempts
42.00
22.00
Pass Completions
26.40
2.80
Sacks
4.00
18.20
Sack Yards
25.40
11.02
Yards Per Pass
9.57
136.60
Rushing Yards
89.00
27.20
Rush Attempts
23.00
5.02
Yards Per Rush
3.87
1.20
Interceptions
1.20
2.40
Fumbles
1.60
1.40
Fumbles Lost
0.40
2.60
Total Turnovers
1.60
8.00
Penalties
6.40
75.20
Penalty Yards
67.00
30:21
Time on Field
31:40
63.60
Number of Plays
69.00
5.96
Yards Per Play
4.95
4.80
Punts
5.80
48.26
Punt Average
47.17
63.00
Return Yards
71.40

Head To Head

NO
Stat Type WAS
5-5
Record
5-5
3-7
ATS
7-3
9-1
O/U
9-1
26.70
Score
29.90
103.70
Rush Yds
135.90
35.10
Pass Attempts
32.80
61.54
Completion %
61.89
247.00
Passing Yds
260.20
350.7
Total Yds
396.1
1.70
Turnovers
1.60
NO
Stat Type WAS
2-1
Record
1-2
1-2
ATS
2-1
3-0
O/U
3-0
30.33
Score
32.33
138.67
Rush Yds
140.00
32.67
Pass Attempts
32.00
75.51
Completion %
67.71
305.33
Passing Yds
281.67
444
Total Yds
421.67
1.33
Turnovers
0.67
Oct 8/18 (1 of 10)
NO
Stat Type WAS
Home
Away
43
Score
19
-5.5
ATS
+5.5
51.5 o
O/U
51.5 u
98
Rush Yds
39
29
Pass Attempts
39
89.66
Completion %
58.97
349
Passing Yds
244
447
Total Yds
283
1
Turnovers
2
Nov 19/17 (2 of 10)
NO
Stat Type WAS
Home
Away
34
Score
31
-9.5
ATS
+9.5
52.5 o
O/U
52.5 u
160
Rush Yds
156
41
Pass Attempts
32
70.73
Completion %
68.75
375
Passing Yds
300
535
Total Yds
456
1
Turnovers
0
Nov 15/15 (3 of 10)
NO
Stat Type WAS
Away
Home
14
Score
47
-1
ATS
+1
52 o
O/U
52 u
158
Rush Yds
225
28
Pass Attempts
25
67.86
Completion %
80.00
192
Passing Yds
301
350
Total Yds
526
2
Turnovers
0
Sep 9/12 (4 of 10)
NO
Stat Type WAS
Home
Away
32
Score
40
-8
ATS
+8
50 o
O/U
50 u
32
Rush Yds
153
52
Pass Attempts
26
46.15
Completion %
73.08
326
Passing Yds
306
358
Total Yds
459
3
Turnovers
0
Dec 6/09 (5 of 10)
NO
Stat Type WAS
Away
Home
33
Score
30
-8
ATS
+8
47 o
O/U
47 u
55
Rush Yds
88
49
Pass Attempts
42
71.43
Completion %
71.43
408
Passing Yds
367
463
Total Yds
455
1
Turnovers
4
Sep 14/08 (6 of 10)
NO
Stat Type WAS
Away
Home
24
Score
29
+1
ATS
-1
43.5 o
O/U
43.5 u
55
Rush Yds
149
33
Pass Attempts
36
66.67
Completion %
66.67
195
Passing Yds
306
250
Total Yds
455
3
Turnovers
1
Dec 17/06 (7 of 10)
NO
Stat Type WAS
Home
Away
10
Score
16
-9.5
ATS
+9.5
47 o
O/U
47 u
71
Rush Yds
161
38
Pass Attempts
28
55.26
Completion %
46.43
199
Passing Yds
193
270
Total Yds
354
1
Turnovers
0
Nov 30/03 (8 of 10)
NO
Stat Type WAS
Away
Home
24
Score
20
-1
ATS
+1
42 o
O/U
42 u
189
Rush Yds
161
30
Pass Attempts
42
46.67
Completion %
52.38
121
Passing Yds
231
310
Total Yds
392
0
Turnovers
3
Oct 13/02 (9 of 10)
NO
Stat Type WAS
Away
Home
43
Score
27
-1
ATS
+1
46 o
O/U
46 u
119
Rush Yds
54
23
Pass Attempts
43
52.17
Completion %
48.84
192
Passing Yds
264
311
Total Yds
318
1
Turnovers
5
Dec 30/01 (10 of 10)
NO
Stat Type WAS
Home
Away
10
Score
40
-4.5
ATS
+4.5
39 o
O/U
39 u
100
Rush Yds
173
28
Pass Attempts
15
50.00
Completion %
60.00
113
Passing Yds
90
213
Total Yds
263
4
Turnovers
1

Team Records

NO
Record WAS
2-2
All
2-2
1-1
Home
1-1
1-1
Away
1-1
2-2
ATS
1-3
1-1
ATS Home
0-2
1-1
ATS Away
1-1
1-3
O/U
3-1
1-1
O/U Home
1-1
0-2
O/U Away
2-0
NO
Record WAS
1-2
All
2-0
1-1
Home
1-0
0-1
Away
1-0
1-2
ATS
1-1
1-1
ATS Home
0-1
0-1
ATS Away
1-0
1-2
O/U
2-0
1-1
O/U Home
1-0
0-1
O/U Away
1-0
NO
Record WAS
0-1
All
1-0
0-0
Home
1-0
0-1
Away
0-0
0-1
ATS
0-1
0-0
ATS Home
0-1
0-1
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
NO
Record WAS
2-2
All
2-2
1-1
Home
1-1
1-1
Away
1-1
2-2
ATS
1-3
1-1
ATS Home
0-2
1-1
ATS Away
1-1
1-3
O/U
3-1
1-1
O/U Home
1-1
0-2
O/U Away
2-0

Gametime Weather

12:00pm Cloudy
21ºC / 70ºF
82% Humidity
15% Precipitation
91% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 9
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

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Sep 26, 2021NE28-13W+3/43.5W/U14211025249251300-3
Sep 19, 2021CAR7-26L-3/45L/U4880128892943831
Sep 12, 2021GB38-3W+3.5/49W/U17115132243186229-3
Jan 17, 2021TB20-30L-2.5/53L/U1041902941271893164
Jan 10, 2021CHI21-9W-11/48W/U123262385481912391
Jan 3, 2021CAR33-7W-6/46.5W/U15619134774246320-5
Dec 25, 2020MIN52-33W-6.5/49.5W/O264319583902743642
Dec 20, 2020KC29-32L+3/53.5P/O602252851792324110
Dec 13, 2020PHI21-24L-7.5/42.5L/O962623582461674131
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Sep 26, 2021BUF21-43L+7/45.5L/O782122901223594813
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Sep 12, 2021LAC16-20L-2/45.5L/U12613325990334424-1
Jan 9, 2021TB23-31L+10/45W/O862893751423655070
Jan 3, 2021PHI20-14W-6.5/43.5L/U10314524811898216-1
Dec 27, 2020CAR13-20L+1/42L/U1082783861131672802
Dec 20, 2020SEA15-20L+6/44W/U842693531811213021
Dec 13, 2020SF23-15W+3/43.5W/U9895193108236344-2
Dec 7, 2020PIT23-17W+6/43.5W/U4527331821305326-1
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