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|Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan was a disruptive force all day for the Redskins against the Saints.|
Brian Orakpo is probably the biggest name on this platoon and he had a good game (a near interception on a pass defensed, two passes knocked down at the line of scrimmage and two tackles), but the Redskins' most impactful player by far was linebacker Ryan Kerrigan.
Kerrigan forced a throwaway, had a pass defensed on a throw that he nearly intercepted, drew two holding penalties and notched a sack in addition to tallying two tackles while being on the field for all 75 of Washington's defensive snaps. If Orakpo and Kerrigan continue to play at this level, the Redskins will soon give the rest of the division a run for the money in the battle of best pass-rushers.
Washington's starting cornerbacks, DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson, also held up quite well against Drew Brees & Co. by allowing only two completions and 28 yards in eight targets.