The record-setting touchdown toss gave the Saints a 26-6 lead with 2:36 remaining in the second quarter of the contest and gave Brees a career total of 71,968 yards, eclipsing Manning's former mark of 71,940 after having supassed what had been the second-best career total of 71,838 yards by Brett Favre on a 75-yard touchdown drive earlier in the quarter.
"It was one of those special nights", Sean Payton said.
Alex Smith, for all the "game-manager" talk, was very successful for Kansas City (five straight winning seasons) before his offseason move to the NFC East. Brees retrieved the ball from Smith and then handed it to David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The Saints sacked Smith 3 times and Marcus Davenport almost broke the poor man in half. Sometimes people notice, sometimes they don't, but when he finally arrives Davenport is going to destroy things on a massive scale.
The Saints defense is officially a monster against the run.
The Redskins defense was ranked No. 1 coming into Monday, giving up 14.7 points per game through the first three games. Here's hoping we get to see these guys match up one more time, just to see what happens on Twitter a few hours later. Just wait until Saints start playing offensive lines that are bad or injured? While those were sloppy and the team could have gotten off the field, they didn't have the same major impact that the Nicholson penalty did.
Mahrez misses late penalty as Man City draw at Liverpool
There is no doubt that Liverpool have improved, they were already nine points behind City at this stage last season. And in no game we played so far, the game was level like it was today.
Alvin Kamara was practically invisible and the Saints COASTED to 43 points.
The record probably won't last for long given the state of the NFL's passing rules, but congrats - for now -Drew.
WR Ted Ginn Jr. At this moment I can argue the Saints have the NFL's best QB (Brees), best left tackle (Terron Armstead), best running back duo (Kamara/Ingram), and a top 5 receiver (Thomas). 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".
The 2018 Saints are exactly who we thought they could be. FUN. AS.