The Washington Redskins suffered a hard loss Monday night, losing to the New Orleans Saints by 24 points. Early on, it was very evident who was in control of the game. The Redskins had possession on the opening drive of the game, but they were forced to punt after a three-and-out.
The Saints came back with a seven-play touchdown drive to put them on top. The Redskins next offensive attack stalled and they were forced to settle for a field goal. On the next drive, New Orleans went up 14-3.
The defining play of the game came late in the second quarter. Before the game had even begun, people were excited for the possibility that Saints quarterback Drew Brees could break the record for career passing yards, formerly held by Peyton Manning.
He needed just over 200 passing yards to break the record, and that record was shattered with 2:46 left in the first half. Brees was within 25 yards of the record when he found wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith wide open for a 62-yard touchdown.
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It was a very fitting way for a future hall of famer like Brees to break the record.
After that, the game turned into an old fashioned blowout. The Saints went into the halftime with a 26-13 lead, but it would only grow from there. The Saints scored two more touchdowns and lead 40-13. In the fourth quarter, the Redskins converted their second touchdown of the game, and New Orleans tacked on a field goal to their score.
The final score of this game is a major blow for the Redskins, who have been having a fairly good season so far. After defeating the Green Bay Packers, the Skins seemed like they could be a legitimate threat, but they have lost some of their momentum with this horrible defeat. It is definitely a setback, and whether or not they can bounce back will depend entirely on how these next few days play out.