On a Monday night that will go down in history for Drew Brees and the Saints, the Redskins didn’t bring their A game.
In fact, the Redskins didn’t bring their B, C, or even D game. Though poised to potentially snatch first place in the division if they won, the Redskins found themselves on the losing end of a 43-19 match.
Over 73,000 people packed the Super Dome for the Monday night showdown where Drew Brees broke Peyton Manning’s all-time record of 71,940 career passing yards. And not only did he break the record, but Brees broke it with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie receiver Tre'Quan Smith. Congrats to Brees on an amazing feat and terrific career!
The Redskins, however, failed to look like a well-put-together team throughout the entire game. The defense let 43 points through -- Brees' three touchdowns and two from running back Michael Thomas. Brees missed only three passes the entire night (26/29), and the Redskins' defense was just never able to stop him.
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On offense, the Skins had a very hard time getting anything going. Alex Smith didn’t throw a single touchdown and just looked generally uncomfortable. Our run game was totally non-existent, too, with a combined 39 yards rushing. To make a bad game even worse, it appeared our key playmaker this season, Adrian Peterson, has a dislocated shoulder from the game as well.
Throughout Jay Gruden’s tenure as head coach, opportunities to take control of the division or put together a win streak have been few and far between. And once again, we were unable to capitalize on the situation, coming out flat and unprepared. Fans are already calling for Gruden to be fired after his pathetic game-calling against the Saints.
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What’s up next for the Redskins? This coming Sunday they'll host Cam Newton and the Panthers at FedEx Field. This is a huge game for us: The Panthers are dealing with some early injuries this year, and we have a chance to gain some momentum back and salvage this young season. Can we do it? Time will tell.
What did you think of the Redskins' performance on Monday night? Do you think we can still turn this season around? Tell us in the comments below!