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Saints beats Redskins in Brees’ historic game

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New Orleans Saints dominated the Washington Redskins on Columbus Day. The Saints won 43-19 on Monday Night Football at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Saints improved to 4-1 on the season. They are 2-1 at home this season with the only loss coming to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season-opener.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws the ball in the first half against the Washington Redskins

Drew Brees throws the ball in the first half against the Washington Redskins (Getty Images)

The Redskins fell to 2-2 on the season. Washington is now 1-1 on the road, as they won their season-opener on the road against the Arizona Cardinals.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees went 26 of 29 for 363 yards. He also had three touchdowns.

In the second quarter, he became the NFL’s all-time passing yardage leader.

Mark Ingram II had 16 carries for 53 yards and two touchdowns. Alvin Kamara had six carries for 24. Taysom Hill had five carries for 23 yards and a touchdown.

Tre’Quan Smith had three receptions for 111 yards and two touchdowns. Michael Thomas had four receptions for 74 yards. Cameron Meredith had five receptions for 71 yards. Benjamin Watson had four receptions for 30 yards. Josh Hill had two receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown.

Redskins quarterback Alex Smith went 23 of 39 for 275 yards. He also had an interception.

Chris Thompson had eight carries for 17 yards. Kapri Bibbs had four carries for nine yards and a touchdown. Smith had two carries for seven yards and a touchdown.

Jamison Crowder had four receptions for 55 yards. Paul Richardson had four receptions for 50 yards. Maurice Harris had three receptions for 37 yards. Chris Thompson had six receptions for 45 yards. Adrian Peterson had two receptions for 36 yards.

New Orleans scored 17 points in the second half, while Washington just scored 6.

Brees hit Smith for a 35-yard touchdown. Hill also scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Saints kicker Wil Lutz also made a 44-yard field goal.

Washington’s Bibbs scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. Following the touchdown, the two-point pass conversion failed.

The Saints led 26-13 at halftime. Ingram II had a two-yard rushing touchdown. Brees also hit Hill for a one-yard touchdown reception.

Ingram II also had a one-yard rushing touchdown. Brees hit Smith for a 62-yard touchdown reception on the play he became the all-time passing yardage leader.

Smith scored on a four-yard rushing touchdown for the Redskins. Dustin Hopkins also made two field goals.


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