September 23, 2012
REDSKINS: Billy Cundiff 37 field goal at 7:05. DRIVE: 12 plays, 49 yards, 7:29. KEY PLAYS: Robert Griffin III directs scoring drive with 12-yard run and short passes, including a 6-yard pitch to Brandon Banks on third-and-5 at Saints’ 25 to keep drive going. REDSKINS 3, SAINTS 0.
SAINTS: Jimmy Graham 20 pass from Drew Brees at 3:49 (Garrett Hartley kick). DRIVE: 7-80-3:16. KEY PLAYS: Brees to Graham for 23 yards. Pierre Thomas 12-yard catch on screen pass. Personal foul penalty on Redskins’ DeJon Gomes after 2-yard catch by Darren Sproles. SAINTS 7, REDSKINS 3.
REDSKINS: Pierre Garcon 88 pass from Griffin at 3:28 (Cundiff kick). DRIVE: 1-88-0:21. KEY PLAY: Garcon catches ball over the middle and races to the end zone after Saints safety Roman Harper is blocked out of the play. REDSKINS 10, SAINTS 7.
REDSKINS: Aldrick Robinson 11 pass from Griffin at 11:33 (Cundiff kick). DRIVE: 12-57-6:20. KEY PLAYS: Fullback Darrel Young gets 2-yard gain on fourth-and-1 from the Saints’ 48. Griffin 29-yard pass to Fred Davis to the Saints’ 19. REDSKINS 17, SAINTS 7.
REDSKINS: Cundiff 41 field goal at 6:08. DRIVE: 7-29-3:05. KEY PLAY: Griffin 27-yard pass to Santana Moss. REDSKINS 20, SAINTS 7.
SAINTS: Courtney Roby returns blocked punt 4 yards at 0:40 (Hartley kick). KEY PLAY: Martez Wilson goes up the middle unblocked to block punt by Sav Rocca and Roby scoops it up for the score. REDSKINS 20, SAINTS 14.
REDSKINS: Alfred Morris 1 run at 11:24 (Cundiff kick). DRIVE: 6-77-3:36. KEY PLAYS: Griffin had passes of 14 and 21 yards to Moss and Joshua Morgan to start the drive. On fourth-and-1, Harper 32-yard pass interference penalty against Robinson in end zone put ball at Saints’ 1. REDSKINS 27, SAINTS 14.
REDSKINS: Cundiff 37 field goal at 7:10. DRIVE: 8-45-3:40. KEY PLAYS: Morris 18-yard run on second play of drive. Robinson 29-yard catch to put the ball at the Saints’ 26. REDSKINS 30, SAINTS 14.
SAINTS: Hartley 21 field goal at 1:50. DRIVE: 12-87-5:20. KEY PLAYS: Mark Ingram 2-yard run on third-and-1. Brees 25-yard pass to Marques Colston to Redskins’ 34. REDSKINS 30, SAINTS 17.
REDSKINS: Cundiff 45 field goal at 10:59. DRIVE: 12-53-5:51. KEY PLAYS: Redskins get first down on a punt to keep the drive going when Saints have too many men on the field. Morris 11-yard run to Redskins’ 43. Roy Helu Jr. 21-yard reception to the Saints’ 34. REDSKINS 33, SAINTS 17.
SAINTS: Lance Moore 33 pass from Brees at 6:19 (Sproles 2-point run). DRIVE: 6-58-1:04. KEY PLAYS: Colston 13-yard reception puts ball at the Redskins’ 33. REDSKINS 33, SAINTS 25.
REDSKINS: Morris 3 run at 3:18 (Cundiff kick). DRIVE: 1-3-0:05. KEY PLAY: Gomes interception off Brees and 49-yard return sets up the touchdown. REDSKINS 40, SAINTS 25.
SAINTS: Sproles 2 pass from Brees at 2:25 (Hartley kick). DRIVE: 10-80-0:53. KEY PLAYS: Brees had three passes of 17 yards, two to Moore and one to Sproles to set the Saints up at the Redskins’ 2. REDSKINS 40, SAINTS 32.
FINAL SCORE: Redskins 40, Saints 32.
RECORDS: Redskins 1-0, Saints 0-1.