The Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints have met for the opener previously. Way back in 1975, at RFK Stadium, Washington won 41-3 over New Orleans. BOXSCORE)
- A battle of quarterbacks with single-bar facemasks! Billy Kilmer (a former Saint) and Archie Manning.
- Larry Brown had a big game.
- Manning played with a broken (non-throwing) left arm
- The #44 you see in some shots is Moses Denson, the last Redskin to wear that number before John Riggins.
- The Saints wearing white on white, which I had never seen before
- Charley Taylor being 42 catches away from the all-time record is mentioned.
- The narrator is Tom Brookshier, who was Pat Summerall’s partner before John Madden.
I think the Saints are going to be fired up and home and don’t expect Robert Griffin III to have a big game in his first NFL start.
I think I’ll make this a regular feature before every game.