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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes against the Washington Redskins Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Drew Brees has been honored by the league a second time this week.

The Saints quarterback was named the NFC's offensive player of the week for his performance against the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

Brees completed 26-of-29 passes for 363 yards and three touchdowns. The most important of those attempts was a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith in the second quarter that allowed Brees to pass Peyton Manning and become the NFL's all-time leader in passing yardage.

The 39-year-old is enjoying one of his best seasons. He is completing 77.9 of his passes, which would be the best mark in NFL history, and his 122.3 passer rating is a career high. Brees has thrown 11 touchdowns without an interception. 

The Saints do not play this week. They return after the bye to face the Ravens in Baltimore. 

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