Saints who sizzled, Saints who fizzled in Week 5 win over Redskins

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Brees breaks NFL's all-time passing yards record

Week Five in the NFL wraps up with a Monday Night Football match-up between the Washington Redskins and the free-scoring New Orleans Saints, exclusively live on Sky Sports Action and Main Event from 1am. Alex Smith had his worst game as a Redskin, missing open guys all night, including two potential touchdowns, while looking flustered.

Brees entered the game needing 201 yards for the record. It makes me proud and it makes me extremely grateful - extremely grateful for the opportunity to play this game, to play it as long as I've played it, to have wound up here in New Orleans. Brees also hit Smith for a 35-yard score down the right sideline early in the third quarter.

With all that being said, the Redskins still lead the NFC East at 2-2 and have the 3-1 Carolina Panthers coming to town on Sunday.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates after a touchdown during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Brees retrieved the ball from Smith and then handed it to David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. He also shared a hug with his longtime coach, Sean Payton.

There has been no clarity as to what the severity is of the injury that Ginn Jr.is dealing with as he had played in each of the first four games where he made 12 catches on 22 targets for 135 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The running backs were good, but playing from behind, they really couldn't execute their game plan.

The Redskins came in allowing fewer than 190 yards passing per game and spoke of doing what they could to prevent Brees from making history.

Instead, they came out flat.

Norman's defensive holding penalty during Brees' incomplete pass sustained the Saints' first scoring drive, capped by Ingram's short touchdown run.

Manning, a New Orleans native whose father, Archie, starred for the Saints, could not attend the game because of a scheduling conflict.

Running back Adrian Peterson will receive an MRI for a shoulder strain, while Chris Thompson suffered a rib injury.

"I leave everything up to the head coach", Norman said.

Vernon Davis has a hamstring injury.

Saints: Enter their bye week before returning to action at Baltimore on October 21.

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