On a night when quarterback Drew Brees became the NFL's passing king, the New Orleans Saints sent a statement to a national television audience that they should be considered serious contenders for the NFL throne as they throttled the Washington Redskins 43-19 on Monday, Oct. 8. Brees and Colston hooked up 705 times for 7907 yards and 72 touchdowns.
That set up change-of-pace QB Taysom Hill's 1-yard touchdown run that put the Saints (4-1) up 40-13. 59,392 of Brees' yards have come since joining the Saints in 2006.
The Superdome should be rocking in New Orleans on Monday, as the city has nothing but love for Brees. "Back in 2001 and remember walking in the stadium for the first time and looking up in the ring of honor and seeing Dan Marino's name, and every passing record next to it that is in that ring of honor there". The football Smith caught for the record-setting touchdown was given to David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, to take back to Canton, Ohio. Favre also stands between first and third, but considering Brees has thrown for less than 200 yards just twice since the start of 2014, you can do the math.
With the game well in hand after the two-minute warning, Payton subbed Brees out of the game. Brees suffered a major injury to his throwing shoulder in late 2005, playing for the San Diego Chargers.