Drew Brees needs 201 yards to pass Peyton Manning

Jay Gruden Monday Night Football matchup will motivate Redskins			Getty

Jay Gruden Monday Night Football matchup will motivate Redskins Getty

Monday night is giving us a good one, too.

"Let's have it happen first", Brees said.

"I just play because I love the game and I love to compete and I love being part of this organisation".

Drew Brees said back in 2006, Saints head coach Sean Payton took a chance on him, and he is grateful.

The Saints defense lost star cornerback Marshon Lattimore to a possible concussion in the first half but forced two Washington turnovers, an interception by Alex Smith that reserve defensive back Justin Hardee almost returned for a touchdown and a Smith fumble that linebacker A.J. Klein recovered. 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.

Brees exited the game at the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter. As Teddy Bridgwater ran onto the field and Brees trotted to the sideline, Brees got one last ovation before fans began chanting: "Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints". Star running back Alvin Kamara ran for 134 yards, hauling in three touchdowns for New Orleans. The record is now held by fellow great, Peyton Manning.

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Instead, they came out flat.

The Redskins came in allowing fewer than 190 yards passing per game and spoke of doing what they could to prevent Brees from making history.

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

In a victory at Atlanta earlier this season, Brees broke Brett Favre's career record of 6,300 completions.

Manning, a New Orleans native whose father, Archie, starred for the Saints, could not attend the game because of a scheduling conflict.

Wide receiver Paul Richardson left the game with a knee injury and tight end Vernon Davis had a hamstring issue.

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