Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Redskins fall to Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Redskins fall to Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Brees's 75.6 passer rating in seven previous games against the Redskins was his lowest against any team and Washington was one of two opponents against which the Saints quarterback had thrown more career interceptions (12) than touchdowns (10). Check out a running list of the highlights from the game.

The New Orleans Saints dynamic running back stepped out for interviews wearing a Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers jersey and a red hat reading, "Make Africa Home Again".

Among several Redskins players to leave hurt was Adrian Peterson, who got banged up a couple of times. On the Saints' first drive of the game, Washington seemingly made a stop on third down that would have forced a three-and-out - but cornerback Josh Norman committed a holding penalty that allowed the Saints to extend the drive. After a 24-yard reception, Peterson was tackled as he ran up the left sideline. Instead, they got a second chance and drove down the field to extend their lead to 13-3.

He finished with 53 yards rushing and 20 receiving. In four games, Washington has scored just 18 points in the second half.

This isn't the first time Norman has been entangled in drama with a wide receiver. Linebacker Pernell McPhee recovered the ball and set up the offense with a good opportunity to score before the half. The touchdown ended a period where the Saints had put up 13 unanswered points on the Redskins defense.

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Brees is roughly 5,000 yards ahead of the next active player on the all-time passing list - No. 4 Tom Brady at 67,077. Behind three touchdowns from Brees, New Orleans cruised to a 43-19 win over the Washington Redskins .

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.

The Redskins have now lost six straight games on Monday night since their upset win over the Cowboys in 2014 and are 2-14 in their past 16 appearances dating back to 2008.

"I'm going to be honest, playing on Monday night is no different than playing on Sunday night for me", Redskins defensive lineman Jonathan Allen told reporters afterward.

Coach Jay Gruden benched Norman to start the second half, opting to play rookie Greg Stroman - who was subsequently burned en route to a 35-yard touchdown from Brees to Smith.

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