Drew Brees becomes National Football League passing yardage king in Saints win

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Brees breaks NFL's all-time passing yards record

Peterson was injured late in the first half of Monday night's 43-19 loss at the New Orleans Saints, leaving him on the bench for all but two offensive snaps in the second half.

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara wore a "Make Africa Home Again" hat and a Colin Kaepernick jersey following a win against the Washington Redskins on Monday in New Orleans. He signed with New Orleans in the 2017 offseason and spent four games with the Saints before they traded him to Arizona.

Among several Redskins players to leave hurt was Adrian Peterson, who got banged up a couple of times.

Of course, the record shouldn't distract the Saints from the task at hand. The loss was another instance in the Gruden era in which Washington came crashing back down after pulling off an impressive win in the outing before.

The Saints defense lost star cornerback Marshon Lattimore to a possible concussion in the first half but forced two Washington turnovers, an interception by Alex Smith that reserve defensive back Justin Hardee almost returned for a touchdown and a Smith fumble that linebacker A.J. Klein recovered.

Peterson finished Monday's game with four carries for 6 yards and two catches for 36 more. The football Smith caught for the record-setting touchdown was given to David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, to take back to Canton, Ohio.

Dustin Hopkins kicked field goals of 37 and 53 yards for Washington, which also had a 4-yard touchdown run from Alex Smith to pull within 26-13 at half-time.

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