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7-2, 1st in NFC South
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17hMike Triplett

Week 11 NFL predictions: Redskins at Saints

While New Orleans' high-charged running game has deservedly received much of the recent praise, this has been a tremendously balanced team that will be difficult to beat again this week at the Dome.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Nobody has been ruled out for the Saints on Sunday, though S Kenny Vaccaro (groin) and LB A.J. Klein (groin) are both highly questionable. Vaccaro didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, and Klein practiced on a limited basis Friday for the first time all week. Everyone else -- including DE Cameron Jordan -- is expected to play. Jordan practiced fully on Wednesday, then he practiced on a limited basis both Thursday and Friday.

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Who should you pick up or drop off your fantasy team? (1:52)
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1dRivers McCown, Football Outsiders

Kamara, Hendrickson among top 25 NFL 'prospects'

The offense that Sean Payton runs helps disguise some warts, but Alvin Kamara's a good player in his own right. Meanwhile, Trey Hendrickson is yet another example of a small-school sleeper come to life.

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FPI: Saints with major edge in Superdome

FPI gives New Orleans a 3-1 advantage Sunday in Week 11's third-most lopsided matchup. That said, Washington won its only previous game this season in which its odds to win were 25 percent or worse (Week 9 at Seattle).

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints DE Cameron Jordan was added to the injury listed as limited with a back injury. Jordan has arguably been the team's best player this year with seven sacks among other impact plays, so they obviously hope this is a minor issue. Meanwhile, S Kenny Vaccaro did not practice with his groin injury after he had returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday -- leaving it uncertain whether he'll be able to return this week. And LB A.J. Klein missed practice for the second straight day with an ankle injury, leaving his status in doubt. LT Terron Armstead was limited for the second straight day because of rest.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints punter Thomas Morstead on the addition of special teams coaching guru Mike Westhoff: "As always, in Sean I trust. And Coach Westhoff is a legend of the game. ... He definitely has a commanding presence, which is neat."

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2dMike Sando

Top 25 under 25: Lattimore, Thomas

Alvin Kamara just misses the cut, but Marshon Lattimore has quickly become an effective No. 1 corner, while Michael Thomas has produced well enough to compensate for the Saints trading away Brandin Cooks.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said newly-hired Mike Westhoff will oversee all of the Saints' special teams units, while incumbent coaches Bradford Banta and Kevin O'Dea will remain on staff to work with him. Payton said he felt like the change was needed because sometimes when you're having success, “you can lose track of where you need to improve. I just think the opportunity to bring someone with his credentials to our team is one that made so much sense. And fortunately we were able to recruit him off of his boat down in Florida.” Payton said he thinks the chance for the 69-year-old Westhoff to come in for just a few months and work with a team that has a chance to win is what finally lured him out of retirement for the first time since he left the Jets in 2012. “Look, I hope those calls come for me someday,” Payton said.

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2dMel Kiper Jr.

Kiper's Rookie Big Board: Saints' class is NFL's best

The Saints hit on several picks in the 2017 draft, including cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who has been one of the league's best corners. Here are the 25 best rookies this season.

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Saints D to keep rolling against Redskins (0:39)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

No mousetraps in the Saints locker room Wednesday, but Sean Payton definitely drove home the “Don't eat the cheese” point to his young roster now that New Orleans is a national media darling. “We're just past the midway point of the season and yet the experts will be talking playoffs, Super Bowl. It's the craziest stuff ever," Payton said. "And tune it out and laugh at it, understand what it is, but there's so much more we have to do and accomplish." Payton also said there have been so many growing media requests that, “I have a list on my desk here that would choke you.”

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

New Saints RB Jonathan Williams actually thought he was heading to the Falcons this week when his agent told him Atlanta wanted to sign him off of the Broncos' practice squad. But then his agent called him back about 20 minutes later and said he also had an offer from the Saints. Williams said it was a “no-brainer” to choose New Orleans since his college RB coach, Joel Thomas, is here and since his dad is from New Orleans and since the Saints are winning and running the ball so well this year. Williams said he came close to signing with the Vikings earlier this year after Dalvin Cook was injured, but then Minnesota changed its mind. No other offers came until the 1-2 NFC South punch.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro was back in practice Wednesday, but linebacker A.J. Klein was absent during the portion open to the media after suffering an ankle injury this past Sunday. Left tackle Terron Armstead was also absent, but he has routinely missed time on Wednesdays with shoulder and chest injuries. Receiver Michael Thomas was participating in practice after being limited in the early part of last week.

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3dHank Gargiulo and Seth Walder

FPI ranks best games of Week 11: Redskins at Saints

Kirk Cousins has faced the Saints once before in his career, leading Washington to a 47-14 win in Week 10 of 2015. Will we see a repeat of that, or is the Saints' defense for real?

Team Stats

Passing Yards260.25th
Rushing Yards142.23rd
Points For29.83rd
Points Against18.3Tied-5th