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Drew Brees Breaks Passing Yards Record in Saints Win over Redskins

by Glenn Kaplan
by Glenn Kaplan

Drew Brees needed 35 yards with 2:46 remaining in the first-half to break Peyton Manning's record of most passing yards in NFL history. The Saints were winning 20-6 at the time and on the first play, Tre'Quan Smith caught a 62-yard touchdown pass (failed 2-point conversion) and Brees broke the record. The New Orleans Saints dominated the Washington Redskins 43-19.

Brees received a standing ovation from the fans. He also celebrated with his teammates and hugged his wife and kids. The ball will be going to the Hall of Fame. Drew Brees completed 26-of-29 passes for 363 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for one yard on two carries.

Mark Ingram scored on a 2-yard touchdown run in the first-quarter for the New Orleans Saints (missed extra point). This was his first game since serving the four-game suspension.

Drew Brees threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Josh Hill later in the first. He finished with two receptions for 24 yards receiving and a touchdown.

With the Saints leading 13-6 in the second-quarter, Mark Ingram scored on a 1-yard touchdown run . Ingram finished with 53 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns. He also caught two passes for 20 yards receiving. Alvin Kamara's numbers took a big hit with Ingram's return. Kamara rushed for 24 yards on six carries. He also caught three passes for 15 yards receiving.

With the Washington Redskins trailing 26-6 before halftime, Alex Smith scored on a 4-yard touchdown run. He completed 23-of-39 passes for 275 yards and one interception. Smith also rushed for seven yards on two carries and a score.

Drew Brees threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith in the third-quarter. Smith finished with three receptions for 111 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

With the Saints leading 33-13 later in the third, Taysom Hill scored on a 1-yard touchdown run. Hill rushed for 23 yards on five carries and a score.

With the Washington Redskins trailing 43-13 in the fourth, Kapri Bibbs scored on a 1-yard touchdown run. Bibbs finished with nine rushing yards on four carries and a score. Chris Thompson Jr. was the Redskins leading rusher with 17 yards on eight carries.

Jamison Crowder was the Washington Redskins leading receiver with four receptions for 55 yards receiving.

The Redskins (2-2) will host the Carolina Panthers (3-1) on Sunday. The Saints (4-1) will go on a bye week. Their next game will be on October 21 on the road against the Baltimore Ravens (3-2).

This article was originally published on @gk18