Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Drew Brees needs 201 yards to pass Peyton Manning

Drew Brees needs 201 yards to pass Peyton Manning

The loss leaves the NFC East wide open while New Orleans' victory pushed it past Carolina for the top spot in the NFC South.

Brees sits exactly 200 yards away from matching Peyton Manning's mark for career passing yards of 71,940.

Drew Brees said back in 2006, Saints head coach Sean Payton took a chance on him, and he is grateful. "So to be sitting here 18 years later, it's just kind of mind-boggling".

Leading up to Monday night's date with the Redskins, Brees is reflecting on his first-ever pre-season experience in Miami in bring it all full circle. Brees and Colston hooked up 705 times for 7907 yards and 72 touchdowns.

Tre'Quan Smith, three catches for 111 yards and two TDs.

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Brees turns 40 in January.

In Week 5, during a Monday Night Football clash between the Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints, history is slated to be made.

There was no excuse for why the Redskins showed up to NOLA unprepared.

But when Washington took the field, the defensive unit lacked the necessary discipline needed to stop Brees and company.

In the second quarter, Montae Nicholson's unnecessary roughness penalty for levelling Ingram on Ryan Kerrigan's third-down sack of Brees extended a drive that ended with Brees' short TD pass to tight end Josh Hill. 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.

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