Saints run defense came up big in Washington win

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By Luke Johnson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Sheldon Rankins knew the statistical line off the top of his head.

The Redskins, who came into Monday (Oct. 8) ranking No. 5 in the NFL in rushing yards per game (137.7), managed just 39 yards on 18 carries against the New Orleans Saints.

After reeling off those numbers verbatim, Rankins said, "Anytime you can hold a really good rushing team to a game like that, you're going to do great."

Indeed, that was the case in the Saints' blowout win. It started by making a future Hall of Famer a non-factor.

Adrian Peterson, who spent the first four weeks with the Saints last season, was off to a tremendous start with his new club. But the Washington running back was limited to 6 yards on four carries with a long of four yards. ...

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