The Saints, at coach Sean Payton's insistence, took a chance on Brees in 2006, and the payoff has been extraordinary.
Quarterback Alex Smith was shaky all night, getting hit too often and not looking comfortable when he wasn't being pressured.
Chris Thompson has a rib injury he suffered on the two point conversion attempt in the fourth quarter.
The Redskins have a short week, as Carolina comes to town on Sunday afternoon.
Fans packed the Superdome in hopes of seeing Brees surpass Peyton Manning as the NFL's all-time leading passer. "So to be sitting here 18 years later in striking distance ... it's just kind of mind-boggling".
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He broke the record in style, too , hitting rookie Tre'Quan Smith for a 62 yard touchdown down the right sideline. The touchdown pass gave the Saints a 26-6 lead as they sought to move into first place in the NFC South division.
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The Washington Redskins were outplayed and out-coached on national television, losing to the Saints 43-19.
Brees finished 26-of-29 passing for 363 yards and three touchdowns. Richardson had four catches for 50 yards and Davis caught two balls for 15 yards.
Brees now has 72,103 yards for his career and owns one of the NFL's prestige passing records to go along with having completed more passes than any player in history.
The two-time Pro Bowl running back quickly silenced that talk. Shown on the video slicing tomatoes, Manning deadpanned that his time as the career yards passing leader have been "the greatest thousand days of my life". It was the first time in his career that he's been away from a team at any level, and he made his presence felt when he returned to the field.
Jordan Reed wasn't targeted until midway through the third quarter and finished with one reception.
But when Washington took the field, the defensive unit lacked the necessary discipline needed to stop Brees and company.