Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/8/12
Prediction No. 1: New Orleans Saints Win Over Washington Redskins by 17 PointsThe last meeting of these two teams was December 6, 2009, Week 13 of the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl-winning season.The Saints won 33-30 over the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field to go 12-0 at that point of the season.But it was more than the 12th straight win that made this particular game so memorable.In fact, this event still stands as one of the most hallowed plays in franchise history.At the end of the first half, New Orleans was losing 17-10.With less than two minutes left in the half, Brees stiff-armed an oncoming defender - just about face-planting him into the turf - and attempted a long pass. Redskins’ defensive back Kareem Moore intercepted the pass and began running up the field.Suddenly, Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem chose not to tackle the oncoming defender, but rather stripped the ball and ran it into the end zone for a 44-yard touchdown.He received a career-high 142 yards that ga...
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