Thursday, 13 December, 2018


After ugly loss to Saints, Washington Redskins face crucial week ahead

Chris Thompson's season ended in New Orleans last season after suffering a broken right fibula Chris Thompson's season ended in New Orleans last season after suffering a broken right fibula
Noah Ferguson | 09 October, 2018, 13:45

But Brees wasn't the only one to make history on Monday Night.

The Redskins will visit the Saints for this week's Monday Night Football matchup in New Orleans.

While this is a unique phenomenon to be a part of, the Redskins will most certainly want to forget everything from tonight, as the next game can't come sooner.

With all that being said, the Redskins still lead the NFC East at 2-2 and have the 3-1 Carolina Panthers coming to town on Sunday.

The 39-year-old has continued to play at an elite level despite being in his 18th season as he has thrown for 1,295 passing yards on a 75.8 percent completion rate with eight touchdown passes to zero interceptions while holding a 115.3 passer rating.

After Brees connected on the record throw, he was mobbed by teammates and the game was briefly halted to acknowledge the historic moment.

Ingram was due back on the field when Brees was predicted to break Manning's record, leaving many to wonder if Ingram's return would be overshadowed. Richardson had four catches for 50 yards and Davis caught two balls for 15 yards. However, starting left guard Shaun Lauvao will miss the game with a calf injury - though how badly his impact will be felt remains to be seen, as some fans put blames for offensive miscues on Lauvao's shoulders.

There was no excuse for why the Redskins showed up to NOLA unprepared. No other quarterback has more than one such campaign.

But when Washington took the field, the defensive unit lacked the necessary discipline needed to stop Brees and company. They could have bounced back from the 38 yards lost on penalties, but allowed Ingram to establish a steady run game - and of course, Brees' record outing.

It was a showing that didn't do Washington any favors as it battles through a division that is anyone's game.

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