With all that being said, the Redskins still lead the NFC East at 2-2 and have the 3-1 Carolina Panthers coming to town on Sunday. "So to be sitting here 18 years later, it's just kind of mind-boggling".
The Washington Redskins were outplayed and out-coached on national television, losing to the Saints 43-19. And while Brees has easily thrown for over 200 yards in all four of the Saints' games this year, the Redskins' defense is ranked No. 1 both overall and against the pass, so they should give the star quarterback some trouble.
With the game well in hand after the two-minute warning, Payton subbed Brees out of the game.
Tre'Quan Smith, three catches for 111 yards and two TDs. Smith made the record-breaking reception for a touchdown that put Brees over the hump.
Shortly after, the Denver Broncos tweeted a video of Peyton Manning congratulating Brees as the new passing leader.
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Brees now has 72,103 yards for his career and owns one of the NFL's prestige passing records to go along with having completed more passes than any player in history.
The Saints defense lost star cornerback Marshon Lattimore to a possible concussion in the first half but forced two Washington turnovers, an interception by Alex Smith that reserve defensive back Justin Hardee almost returned for a touchdown and a Smith fumble that linebacker A.J. Klein recovered.
One of the most prolific passers in National Football League history has added a remarkable record to his long list of Hall of Fame-caliber achievements.
There was no excuse for why the Redskins showed up to NOLA unprepared.
Norman's defensive holding penalty during Brees' incomplete pass sustained the Saints' first scoring drive, capped by Ingram's short touchdown run. Running back Adrian Peterson, another new addition to the Redskins, ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns. It was the most yards (447) Washington has allowed since Week 14 of the 2017 season against the Chargers.