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

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Brees breaks NFL's all-time passing yards record

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.

Brees and the Saints play against the Washington Redskins Monday night in primetime in the Superdome and Brees is anticipated to break the record during the game.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees set the National Football League all-time passing yardage record on Monday, breaking Peyton Manning's old mark on a 62-yard touchdown pass against the Washington Redskins.

Down 26-13 at the half, the Redskins tried to make adjustments in the third quarter. The Redskins have allowed the fewest passing yards per game in the league this year at 187.3.

Smith, meanwhile, was off-target nearly all night, overthrowing open receivers or zinging passes into the turf at their feet.

Brees also connected with Smith on a 35-yard touchdown pass on the first series of the second half.

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He recorded a dismal quarterback rating of 69.9 and had an interception. Myself included in that.

The Redskins had a golden opportunity on Monday night to take a hold of the NFC East - with everyone else losing on Sunday - and improve to 3-1 for the first time since 2011. "What we did tonight", Smith said. "Offensively, couldn't get started offensively, early found ourselves in a hole and were one-dimensional and still couldn't get much from that".

Smith finished with three catches for 111 yards.

Washington didn't have the same rushing attack as it did in its two wins.

Peterson will receive an MRI on his shoulder Tuesday. Running back Adrian Peterson (knee) was hurt on the second play of the game, and while he returned, he was limited in the second half.

The Redskins (2-2) scored 13 points in the first half on field goals of 37 and 53 yards by Dustin Hopkins and a 4-yard run by Alex Smith after Washington recovered a Cameron Meredith fumble late in the first half.

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