Drew Brees: Drew Brees throws 2 TDs in Week 10 loss

Kirk Cousins gives game ball to father battling cancer

Entering their bye week, the Saints have lost two straight and nearly leveled off their three-game winning streak.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said the team's path to improvement will begin during the weeklong break from practices before the next game November 29 at the Houston Texans. "I'm not their coach, I'm not in their head, but that was kind of a shock for me, because there was still a whole (half) to play", said Redskins linebacker Perry Riley Jr., who grabbed one of Drew Brees' two fourth-quarter interceptions. By halftime, Cousins was 17 for 20 for 295 and three TDs, as the Redskins rolled to a 394-190 edge in total yards to that point.

Two teams with porous defenses square off in today's New Orleans Saints vs Washington Redskins game from our nation's capital.

"We didn't have the outside guy accounted for, so that really wasn't on the line", Gruden said.

WR Jamison Crowder, a rookie, caught four passes for 60 yards, including his first National Football League touchdown on an 11-yard reception in the first quarter of Sunday's win over the Saints. He was willing to say that the team would like to hold onto Cousins.

Cousins completed 20 of 25 passes and threw for 324 yards, compiling an ideal passer rating of 158.3 against the NFL's 31st-ranked defense, while running back Alfred Morris rushed for 93 yards for the Redskins (4-5).

Nov 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, US; New Orleans Saints cornerback Brandon Browner (39) against the NY Giants during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Overall, the Redskins are 4-5, and in the thick of things in the so-so NFC East. The Saints are 4-6. The game started out how you would expect: With a 96 yard TD drive from Washington to jump out to an early lead on a PA bootleg to Jordan Reed from 18 yards out.

Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones (31) outpaces the New...

For the game, the Redskins offense scored on eight of 10 possessions, and the 'Skins defense also got in on the act, on a Dashon Goldson 35-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Said Gruden: "We're still in that process of trying to prove ourselves to everybody - and to ourselves - on a consistent basis". He's thrown 14 touchdowns (15th in NFL) and nine interceptions (T-7th most) on a 67.9 percent completion (4th) for 2,278 yards (14th) and 6.8 yards per attempt (T-26th).

The New Orleans Saints went into their Week 10 matchup looking to rebound from a tough overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans a week prior, but it wasn't meant to be. Washington's offense puts up more yards in the first half since its record-setting Super Bowl win over Denver. Literally, the receiver corp could not catch the ball. He has been the first Redskins quarterback to throw four touchdowns in a game since Griffin on Thanksgiving Day in 2012 against the Dallas Cowboys.