Hail or Fail: Redskins' Monday night misery continues against Saints

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates after a touchdown during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Brees, who already holds the single-season record for completion rate at 72 percent last season, finished the game a remarkable 26 of 29 for 363 yards, no interceptions and three touchdowns - two of them going to Smith, a third-round draft choice out of Central Florida has played just five National Football League games and is now immortalized because of his role in Brees' record-breaking pass.

The New Orleans Saints' star quarterback needed just 201 passing yards Monday night against the Washington Redskins to surpass Peyton Manning's all-time record of 71,940, set in 2015.

The Redskins' lone first-half touchdown came on a four-yard quarterback draw by Smith after a rare Saints' mistake, a fumble deep in their own territory scooped up by linebacker Pernell McPhee. Brees is no stranger to the record books, but this may be his most prestigious accomplishment yet.

Coach Jay Gruden benched Norman to start the second half, opting to play rookie Greg Stroman - who was subsequently burned en route to a 35-yard touchdown from Brees to Smith.

Jordan Reed wasn't targeted until midway through the third quarter and finished with one reception.

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The Redskins have now lost six straight Monday night games and are 2-14 in their last 16, dating back to 2008. Norman returned later on. "What we did tonight", Smith said. They came out and were rolling from the get-go and continued to do that all night. "Offensively, couldn't get started offensively, early found ourselves in a hole and were one-dimensional and still couldn't get much from that". The former UCF standout, who took advantage of veteran deep threat Ted Ginn being inactive with a knee injury, entered the game with one catch all season.

The Redskins were without Josh Doctson (heel) and Smith's offensive line gave up three sacks. Check out a running list of the highlights from the game.

Washington struggled to keep up with the Saints offense in the second half, going scoreless in the third quarter.

The visiting Redskins (2-1) are coming off a bye week and have just watched their NFC East rivals - the Giants, Eagles, and Cowboys - all lose, giving them an opportunity to take hold of the division.

Norman's defensive holding penalty during Brees' incomplete pass sustained the Saints' first scoring drive, capped by Ingram's short touchdown run.

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