Grading the New Orleans Saints' electric performance vs. Washington (1 Viewer)

By Jeff Duncan | | The Times-Picayune


Drew Brees put on an epic aerial show, lighting up the Redskins' previously top-ranked pass defense for 363 yards and three touchdowns. Brees threw as many touchdown passes as incompletions (three) and was on step ahead of the Redskins defense all night. And he was inclusive, as always. He completed passes to nine receivers, including a batted ball to himself. Taysom Hill added some solid work in the short-yardage rushing attack and scored the first touchdown of his NFL career. Hard to find fault with anything on this night.

Grade: A

Running backs

The sledding was tough on the ground against the Redskins' physical front 7. Mark Ingram showed fresh legs in his return but never found much daylight as Washington bottled him up. Likewise, Alvin Kamara. The Saints didn't break any long runs but they also avoided any big losses, which was critical to stay ahead of the chains. This was a night for the passing attack.

Grade: C-plus ...

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