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

Saints outpace Redskins on MNF

Saints outpace Redskins on MNF

On a night when quarterback Drew Brees became the NFL's passing king, the New Orleans Saints sent a statement to a national television audience that they should be considered serious contenders for the NFL throne as they throttled the Washington Redskins 43-19 on Monday, Oct. 8. There are still challenges to be met.

This is just a matter of time before he passes that milestone that will add yet another notch of his belt in what has been a bonafide Hall of Fame NFL career.

Paired with an offensive mastermind in head coach Sean Payton, Brees produced an NFL-record five 5,000-yard passing seasons.

Quarterback Alex Smith was shaky all night, getting hit too often and not looking comfortable when he wasn't being pressured. They botched coverages - this continues a trend that shows no signs of ending - that led to two pass plays of at least 46 yards.

"I didn't set out on this journey to break these records". The football Smith caught for the record-setting touchdown was given to David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, to take back to Canton, Ohio.

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After Brees connected on the record throw, he was mobbed by teammates and the game was briefly halted to acknowledge the historic moment. As Teddy Bridgwater ran onto the field and Brees trotted to the sideline, Brees got one last ovation before fans began chanting: "Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints".

In the second quarter, Montae Nicholson's unnecessary roughness penalty for leveling Ingram on Ryan Kerrigan's third-down sack extended a drive that ended with Brees' short TD pass to tight end Josh Hill. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he had a rib injury.

This game also features the return of Adrian Peterson to New Orleans.

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

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