Redskins lose running back Chris Thompson with ugly leg injury

Erica Murray
November 20, 2017

The Saints (8-2) set up their final drive with by stopping Samaje Perine on third-and-1 at the two-minute warning when a first down would have allowed Washington (4-6) to run out the clock.

To add insult to injury, the Redskins lost their leading receiver and all-purpose back.

The Saints defense appeared less dominant than in recent games, giving up some big plays - most glaring, blown coverage on two second-half Redskins touchdowns that helped seal the outcome. Quarterback Drew Brees gave up a first-quarter interception and threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes.

New Orleans was missing two defensive starters going into the game - linebacker A.J. His first TD went to tight end Josh Hill with 2:53 to go and the last to Alvin Kamara with 1:05 left. The Saints would eventually win 34-31 in overtime. The Redskins quickly took advantage of the turnover, converting a 38-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead.

The Redskins gained 456 yards - their second most this season - against a Saints defense that had not allowed more 347 yards in any game during New Orleans' winning streak.

Washington couldn't move the ball into field goal range, punting the ball back to New Orleans.

Kamara then tacked on the two-point conversion for the Saints, who were down 31-16 just a few minutes earlier. The Saints called an all-out blitz, it didn't work, Washington led at that point 24-13. He turned in his first 100-yard rushing performance of his National Football League career last week when the Saints routed the Buffalo Bills, and he went over 1,000 all-purpose yards on the season with his performance on Sunday against Washington.

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