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)

Notes:

  • 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.

PREDICTION

Saints 24
Redskins 10

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.

SEASON PREDICTION

6-10

Author: WFY

Yet another Washingtonian pushing the ubiquitous Nats/DC sports, Penn State, commuting, bicycling, kayaking, broomball, skiing, gin & tonic agenda.

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