Record-setting night for Brees; embarrassing loss for Redskins 43-19

Florence Fletcher
October 10, 2018

Alex Smith is pressured during Monday's game.

The New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins announced their inactives ahead of their kickoff for Monday Night Football.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees is likely to make history in this game. In the press box, the Superdome catering staff served "beefy mac", a meal of macaroni with ground beef that has always been one of Brees' traditional meals on the night before games.

Brees entered the game needing 201 yards through the air to set the mark and accomplished the feat in the second quarter when he flung a pass down the sideline for a 62-yardtouchdown to Tre'Quan Smith.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates after a touchdown during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. "I just play because I love the game and I love to compete and I love being part of this organization". But whatever the head coach says, I'm a go for it. I don't give a damn when we play. "It's always a national stage".

On Monday night, the New Orleans Saints blew Washington off the field. They proceeded to get blown out. He had 250 yards and two touchdowns by halftime and finished 26 of 29 for 363 yards and three touchdowns.

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"Also, let this serve as the congratulations for the touchdown record because as you can see, I'm very busy", Manning added.

Jordan Reed wasn't targeted until midway through the third quarter and finished with one reception. If Saints finish the season as top 5 defense against the run, they will be playing DEEP into January. Fun and insane prediction; by December Green Bay fans are going to wish they had Marcus Davenport instead of the Saints 2019 first round pick. "That's Quinton Dunbar", McFarland said.

Coach Jay Gruden will provide further updates throughout the week. Brees, who already holds the single-season record for completion rate at 72 percent last season, finished the game a remarkable 26 of 29 for 363 yards, no interceptions and three touchdowns - two of them going to Smith, a third-round draft choice out of Central Florida has played just five National Football League games and is now immortalized because of his role in Brees' record-breaking pass.

Trash-talking, including via Twitter, is pretty much like breathing for cornerbacks and wide receivers, so it's no surprise that it continued after the final whistle.

Among several Redskins players to leave hurt was Adrian Peterson, who got banged up a couple of times. Can he keep up with the New Orleans attack?

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