There are still goals to be accomplished.
"A total team debauchery and I'm the one in charge of it and I take responsibility for it". And while Brees has easily thrown for over 200 yards in all four of the Saints' games this year, the Redskins' defense is ranked No. 1 both overall and against the pass, so they should give the star quarterback some trouble.
"It's just been an unbelievable journey".
Fans packed the Superdome in hopes of seeing Brees surpass Peyton Manning as the NFL's all-time leading passer.
Brees finished 26-of-29 passing for 363 yards and three touchdowns. With 201 passing yards, he will become the NFL's all-time passing leader.
We've seen a different Redskins team every week this season. "He's at the top of them all right now - and he's not done yet". Adrian Peterson, who spent the first part of last season with the Saints, said he planned to enjoy some beignets on this trip.
The Redskins finished the first quarter of the season with a 2-2 record.
After a long bye week, the Washington Redskins return to action in a Monday Night Football matchup against the New Orleans Saints. He ran for a short touchdown late in the first half that pulled Washington within 26-13. Brees is no stranger to the record books, but this may be his most prestigious accomplishment yet.
"I don't know if that will ever sink in", Brees added. "I didn't know it was going to happen on the first play to Tre'Quan". 59,392 of Brees' yards have come since joining the Saints in 2006. Brees removed his helmet, held out his arm to salute the crowd and hugged his wife, Brittany, and children on the sideline. The ball was handed over to Pro Football Hall of Fame officials.
With the game well in hand after the two-minute warning, Payton subbed Brees out of the game.
Brees also was the final Saints player to run onto the field during pre-game introductions as fans belted out elongated howls of "Dreeeeeeew".
Running back Mark Ingram, playing in his first game this season after serving a four-game suspension, scored two touchdowns on 2- and 1-yard runs in the first half.
In the third quarter, he committed two costly turnovers, throwing an interception that was returned for 77 yards and losing a fumble as he was sacked for a loss of seven. "That combination - those are two real good running backs". The Redskins have allowed the fewest passing yards per game in the league this year at 187.3.
Redskins: Chris Thompson took a heavy hit from Saints linebacker Craig Robertson and received treatment on the field before getting up and walking to the sideline holding his helmet.
Manning, a New Orleans native whose father, Archie, starred for the Saints, could not attend the game because of a scheduling conflict.
Vernon Davis has a hamstring injury.
"Communication, man", defensive lineman Jonathan Allen said.
Saints: Enter their bye week before returning to action at Baltimore on October 21.