Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Drew Brees passes Peyton Manning's record as Saints beat Redskins

Drew Brees passes Peyton Manning's record as Saints beat Redskins

Brees needed only 201 yards passing to eclipse Peyton Manning's all-time mark of 71,940. 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.

It also took Brees fewer games than Manning to pass for 71,740 yards - Brees achieved the feat in 253 games compared to Manning's 266.

New Orleans will kick off its first of five primetime games versus Washington at 7:15 p.m. on Monday Night Football.

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"It's great to have him back", Payton said, stressing the Ingram's presence reduces the physical toll on fellow running back Alvin Kamara. It was running back Mark Ingram's first game after serving a four-game suspension and he powered his way to two first-half touchdowns and had a Pierre Thomas-esque screen pass go for 27 yards.

"I knew we were within striking distance" of the record, Brees said.

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Brees then removed his helmet, saluted fans and exchanged hugs on the sideline with his wife, Brittany, their four kids and Saints coach Sean Payton.

Brees now sits at 499 career touchdowns, one away from the illustrious 500 mark that he'll surely surpass in weeks to come. Brees suffered a major injury to his throwing shoulder in late 2005, playing for the San Diego Chargers.

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The game featured other touches meant to honor Brees.

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