- The Washington Times - Monday, October 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — Entering Monday’s game against the Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees needed 201 yards to become the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards.

He did it before the first half was over. 

Brees hit receiver Tre’Quan Smith for a wide-open 62-yard touchdown to break Peyton Manning’s record of 71,740 yards. The Saints quarterback is 13-of-15 for 228 yards and the Saints lead the Redskins 26-6 in a blowout. 

After the record was broken, the Superdome crowd erupted and the game was stopped so Brees could greet his teammates and family.

At the two-minute mark, the Saints unveiled a congratulatory video from Manning, as well. 

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