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

09 October 2018, 01:44 | Charlene Valdez

Gruden is'a little bit concerned about health of Redskins O-line USA Today Sports

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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. He set the mark on a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith. After Brees completed a short pass to Ingram that eventually put the Saints on the 2-yard line, Ingram record the team's first touchdown a play later to give New Orleans an early lead. Not to mention, recent retirees such as Peyton Manning and Brett Favre.

Brees turns 40 in January. They could have bounced back from the 38 yards lost on penalties, but allowed Ingram to establish a steady run game - and of course, Brees' record outing.

In a pre-taped message, Manning said: "All your hard work and dedication has paid off. Congratulations and I'm proud of you".

Saints officials said Brees also would hand his uniform over to the Hall of Fame after the game.

Brees told reporters this week he "never would have dreamed" of setting the all-time passing mark when he first entered the league with the San Diego Chargers in 2001.

The one-time Super Bowl champion added the record to his long list of achievements, including the most completions and 300-yard games.

Jordan Reed wasn't targeted until midway through the third quarter and finished with one reception.

The Saints, at coach Sean Payton's insistence, took a chance on Brees in 2006, and the payoff has been extraordinary. Brees surpassed Hall-of-Famer Johnny Unitas' streak of 47 straight - which had stood since 1960. Monday night is giving us a good one, too.

The game featured other touches meant to honor Brees.

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

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