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Alex Smith Redskins Presser: I don't think you can ever expect to not score any touchdowns in the 2nd half and win ballgames.

Alex Smith spoke to the media before today's practice

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Alex Smith talked to reporters before today's practice as the Redskins prepare for their Monday Night Football game against the New Orleans Saints. Alex talked about Drew Brees' chance to become the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards, the Saints offense and their defense. He also talked about the Redskins lack of TDs in the second half of games this year.

Chris Thompson:

"I mean it’s hard to sum up. I’ve been really impressed. I think for a back of his stature, how hard he runs, how well he runs between the tackles, how tough he runs. There have been several plays this year already; you’ve seen his physicality show up in protection as well for a smaller back. I think it’s easy to label those guys as kind of scat backs, specialist-type backs, but I don’t think Chris is limited in that way. I think he’s a guy that can do everything and has a ton of tools. Certainly the toughness and physicality that he brings is part what – it will make that happen.”

Drew Brees:

Saints offense:

Next step for Redskins offense:

"I think it’s the ability to find out. I mean quickly, we’re able to do so much, so many different personnel groups, so many guys that I think can have that play-making ability for us. I think deciphering quickly what it’s going to be that week. You don’t know [personnel]. You don’t know how they’re going to play us, you know, certain personnel. How are they going to, who are they going to matchup and things like that. I think the ability to decipher that quick and to counter it, I guess you’d say. I think looking at it that the productivity when we’ve been good, we’ve been good situationally. We’ve been good on third down. We’ve been good in red zone, short yardage situations, goal line – those things.

Situational football, I think, wins football games more often than not in the league and continues to be good in those areas and then putting together four quarters, consistent football. In our two wins we’ve played lights out for a couple halves and then had some disappointing halves. I think the consistency of putting together four quarters. “

2nd half offense:

Patrick Mahomes II:

Last year's loss to the Saints:

Saints defense: