Saints outpace Redskins on MNF

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That's almost 5,000 yards more than any other player who caught passes from the former Purdue star. That just can't happen if this team is going to do anything this season. It's about letting everyone know what's acceptable.

Brees' teammates ran toward their quarterback as he jogged behind the play, and a group of them formed a jumping, celebrating mass of black and gold next to the Saints' fleur-de-lis emblem on the 50-yard line.

"I just play because I love the game and I love to compete and I love being part of this organisation". Peterson briefly played for the Saints a year ago before they traded him to the Arizona Cardinals.

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Brees had 12,238 passing yards as a member of the then-San Diego Chargers from 2001-05, but his assault on the National Football League record books truly began when he joined the Saints as a free agent in 2006. Instead, it extended a drive that resulted in a touchdown. If there aren't enough players and coaches exhausted of the inconsistency, the breakdowns and losses will continue.

Quarterback Alex Smith struggled against the Saints' defense. He missed open targets; he threw short of others.

On a night when Drew Brees set the all-time record for passing yards, the Redskins were outclassed in every respect.

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The Redskins finished the first quarter of the season with a 2-2 record.

Washington gets a big break in the return of left tackle Trent Williams, who has played like one of the best players at his position leaguewide when healthy.

The dismantling of the Redskins wasn't just on one side of the ball.

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Also of note, even if the Redskins lose to the Saints, they will still remain on top of the NFC East as the Eagles, Cowboys and Giants all lost on Sunday. Washington has been resilient under him and that trait must reveal itself once more.