Drew Brees sets National Football League passing yards record on long touchdown

Tanya Simon
October 9, 2018

Brees posed for pictures on the sideline with his wife, Brittany, and their four children. There are still goals to be accomplished.

The offense wasn't as bad as the defense, but it was more by default than anything else.

Leading up to their Monday Night Football matchup against the Saints, it seemed like every single player on the Redskins had something to say about how motivated they were to beat New Orleans.

"It's just been an unbelievable journey".

Brees is now third behind Brett Favre and Peyton Manning with 71,740 yards in his career. He has yet to throw an interception this season. Brees completed passes to nine different receivers, including one he completed one to himself on a tipped pass at the line of scrimmage.

We've seen a different Redskins team every week this season.

Trailing 26-6 late in the second quarter, the Redskins were in desperate need of a momentum-changing play. Manning compiled his 71,940 passing yards in 266 games.

The visiting Redskins (2-1) are coming off a bye week and have just watched their NFC East rivals - the Giants, Eagles, and Cowboys - all lose, giving them an opportunity to take hold of the division. Smith, the rookie on the receiving end of Brees's record-setting throw, finished with three catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns. "I didn't know it was going to happen on the first play to Tre'Quan". Brees still needs 41 touchdown passes to surpass Manning's record of 539, something the Saints quarterback could achieve next season if he maintains his current level of play.

The Saints, at coach Sean Payton's insistence, took a chance on Brees in 2006, and the payoff has been extraordinary. The ball was handed over to Pro Football Hall of Fame officials.

The game featured other touches meant to honor Brees.

Sports world reacts after Drew Brees sets the NFL's all-time passing record
Brees exited the game at the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter. "You've ruined that for me". Brees, meanwhile, was able to share the moment with his wife and children down on the sideline.

The Saints and their fans have had a lot to cheer about on Monday.

Brees also connected with Smith on a 35-yard touchdown pass on the first series of the second half. The 53-yard kick was the sixth make over 50 yards in his career.

First, a Ryan Kerrigan sack, his first of the year, was all for naught as safety Montae Nicholson was called for an unnecessary roughness penalty after shoving a Saints lineman.

After the Saints extended their lead to 13-3 on a drive that included numerous costly penalties on the Redskins, Alex Smith and Adrian Peterson once again began working to put points on the board.

A look at the good (Hail!) and bad (Fail!) from the Redskins' 43-19 loss to the Saints in New Orleans.

"I leave everything up to the head coach", Norman said.

Peterson will receive an MRI on his shoulder Tuesday. Receiver Paul Richardson Jr. stained his knee and tight end Vernon Davis had a hamstring injury.

Saints: Enter their bye week before returning to action at Baltimore on October 21.

Saints: In addition to Lattimore, reserve defensive lineman Taylor Stallworth limped off the field, favoring his right leg.

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