Redskins Vs. Saints Game Recap: RGIII Leads Washington In 40-32 Win

The Washington Redskins defeated the New Orleans Saints, 40-32, on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Redskins' rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III shined in his NFL debut with 320 yards passing, two touchdowns and zero interceptions on 19-of-26 passing. Griffin also picked up 42 rushing yards in the game. The Redskins never trailed after getting a first quarter field goal. Washington scored 10 points in each quarter of the game and led by multiple scores for long stretches, starting in the second quarter. Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw 52 passes in the game but completed just 24 for 339 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Big Winner: RGIII was the clear winner in this game with 362 yards of offense, two touchdowns and zero turnovers in an upset win on the road in his first NFL start.

Saints running backs turned out to be the big losers in this contest. As the Saints trailed most of the game, Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram had a combined 10 rushing attempts in the game and gained just 32 yards.

For more winners and losers in NFL fantasy play, visit our SB Nation fantasy hub.

Best Stat of the Game: Zero turnovers for the Redskins allowed them to maximize their drives, while the Saints saw three drives ended by turnovers, including their final one.

Worst Stat of the Game: The Redskins and Saints combined for 24 penalties (12 per team) for 234 yards.

Injuries: The Saints lost cornerback Johnny Patrick with a right leg injury in the second quarter. Wide receiver Devery Henderson and Scott Shanle also left the game. Henderson sustained a blow to the head while making a reception. Shanle has a leg injury. The Redskins lost wide receiver Pierre Garcon during the game with a right foot injury.

Did They Cover The Spread? The Saints were 8.5-point favorites going into the game and lost by eight points. However, the game definitely cleared the over of 50.5 points as the teams racked up 72 points. For more odds info, visit the SB Nation NFL odds hub.

For more coverage of the Washington Redskins, visit Hogs Haven and SB Nation DC. For more on the Saints, check out Canal Street Chronicles.

The Redskins play at the St. Louis Rams next Sunday. The Saints will play their next game at the Carolina Panthers next Sunday.

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