Week 5 of the NFL season features a primetime Monday Night Football matchup between the Washington Redskins (2-1) and New Orleans Saints (3-1).
The Saints, winners of three straight, enter Monday having won back-to-back road contests where their high-powered offense tallied 76 points and 923 total yards without turning the ball over.
Drew Brees is on the verge of history. The quarterback needs 201 passing yards to eclipse Peyton Manning's record of 71,940 for most all-time. He's already broken Brett Favre's all-time completion record this season.
The Redskins are coming off an early Week 4 bye week as they sit atop the NFC East. Alex Smith has thrown for 767 yards, four touchdowns and only one interception through three games.
Historically, Washington has not been good playing on Monday, for whatever reason. Since 2008, the Redskins are 2-13 on the first day of the week.
Last season, the Saints clawed back from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take down the Redskins 34-31 in overtime.
REDSKINS vs. SAINTS WEEK 5
Who: Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints
What: Week 5 of the 2018 NFL regular season
When: Monday, Oct. 8 2018, 8:15 p.m. ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: Pregame and postgame coverage streaming on NBCSportsWashington.com
Radio: Redskins Radio Network
Point Spread: New Orleans, -6.5
Weather: 84 degrees, scattered thunderstorms
REDSKINS vs. SAINTS TV SCHEDULE:
5:30 PM: Redskins Nation
7:00 PM: Redskins Kickoff Live (NBCSW+)
10:00 PM: D.C. Sports Live
11:30 PM: Redskins Postgame Live
12:00 AM: Redskins Overtime Live
REDSKINS 2018 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
Week 1: Sun., 9/9, @ Arizona Cardinals (24-6, W)
Week 2: Sun, 9/16, vs. Indianapolis Colts (21-9, L)
Week 3: Sun., 9/23, vs. Green Bay Packers (31-17, W)
Week 4: BYE
Week 5: Mon., 10/8, @ New Orleans Saints, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Week 6: Sun., 10/14, vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 7: Sun., 10/21, vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Week 8: Sun. 10/28, @ New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 9: Sun., 11/4, vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 10: Sun. 11/11, @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 11: Sun., 11/18, vs. Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)
Week 12: Thu., 11/22, @ Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)
Week 13: Mon., 12/3, @ Philadelphia Eagles, 8:15 (ESPN)
Week 14: Sun., 12/9, vs. New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 15: Sun., 12/16, @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 16: Sun., 12/23, @ Tennessee Titans, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)
Week 17: Sun., 12/30, vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
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