Game Notes: Redskins 29, Saints 24

Here are a bunch of notes and stats from the Redskins' big 29-24 win over the Saints today.

* The temperature at kickoff for Sunday's game was 90 degrees, making it the hottest kickoff temperature in FedExField history. It is the hottest Redskins home game since Sept. 8, 1996 at RFK Stadium, a 10-3 win over Chicago.

* The Redskins are now 45-29-3 all-time in home openers, including an 8-4 record at FedExField. The Redskins have now won six of their last seven home openers.

* The last time the Redskins wore white jerseys on white pants was Nov. 19, 2006 at Tampa Bay, a 20-17 loss, in Jason Campbell's first career start.

* The last time the Redskins wore the white on white combination at home was on Nov. 5, 2006 vs. Dallas, a 22-19 win.

* Washington tight end Chris Cooley has now caught a pass in 58 straight regular season games, dating back to week nine of 2004.

* Rookie wide receiver Malcolm Kelly played in his first career game on Sunday and made his first catch in the first quarter.

* Rookie tight end Fred Davis made his NFL debut on Sunday and caught his first pass in the fourth quarter.

* Sunday was the first career start for linebacker H.B. Blades and safety Chris Horton.

* Chris Horton's fumble recovery and interception in the first quarter were both firsts for his career.

  • The last rookie with an interception and fumble recovery in his first career start was New England's Ellis Hobbs on Nov. 13, 2005.
  • The last Redskins player with an interception and fumble recovery in the same game was London Fletcher on Sept. 23, 2007.
  • The last Redskins rookie to have an interception and fumble recovery in the same game was Fred Smoot on Sept. 9, 2001.

* Jason Taylor's sack of Drew Brees in the second quarter was his first as a Redskin. It was the 118th of his career, which is 13th in NFL history and the most among active players. Additionally, Taylor started and played in his 132nd straight contest.

* Shaun Suisham's five field goal attempts in the first half tied a career high for a game, which he did previously on Nov. 4, 2007 at the New York Jets, in a 23-20 Redskins win in overtime.

* Santana Moss's 27-yard rush on Sunday was the second-longest of his career, trailing only a 33-yarder he had vs. Tennessee on Oct. 15, 2006.

* Moss's 67-yard touchdown from Jason Campbell marked the fifth straight contest, including playoffs, in which he has caught a touchdown. He is the first Redskin since Charlie Brown in the first five weeks of 1982 to record a touchdown reception in five straight games.

* With two touchdowns today, Redskins running back Clinton Portis now has 36 in his Washington career, moving him past Larry Brown for fourth on the team's all-time list.

* Jason Campbell's 321 yards in the air marked his third career 300-yard passing day and the second-highest total of his career, trailing only the 348 he had at Dallas at Nov. 18 of last year.

* Santana Moss's 164 receiving yards represent the second-highest total of his career, behind the 173 yards he registered in a game on Oct. 16, 2005 at Kansas City.


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