Brees is now third behind Brett Favre and Peyton Manning with 71,740 yards in his career. A few minutes later he connected with Smith on a 35-yard touchdown and when all-everything Taysom Hill scored on a 1-yard run to the right side the rout was on. He signed with New Orleans in the 2017 offseason and spent four games with the Saints before they traded him to Arizona. The Redskins coach said Tuesday that numerous mistakes happened when his team tried to press - causing players to freelance and get outside of the designed scheme.
Of course, the record shouldn't distract the Saints from the task at hand.
After the record was snapped, the party was on in New Orleans: The game was stopped as Saints players celebrated with Brees at midfield and his family came on the field.More news: Trump apologises to Kavanaugh for bitter campaign, United States News & Top Stories
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After the touchdown, Brees' Saints teammates jumped around to celebrate the big accomplishment with him.
Peterson carried four times for six yards and caught two passes for 36 yards in Monday's defeat. Michael Thomas made several tough catches, Alvin Kamara was Alvin Kamara and Cameron Meredith and Smith had the best games of their brief Saints careers.
Peterson was injured the first half, and only appeared in two plays in the second. Next season he's likely to become the record-holder in attempts (Brett Favre has 10,169) and touchdowns (Manning has 539).