Drew Brees breaks passing record

by Brittney Franklin on December 27, 2011

Last night, the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons took to the field for the NFC South title. The Saints were victorious, winning 45-16.

The highlight of the game, however, was Saints quarterback Drew Brees breaking the record for yards passed in an NFL season with 5,087, a mark previously set at 5,084 by former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino twenty-seven years ago.

“This record isn’t about one person. There might be just one name that goes in ledger under the record, but it’s really about the team,” Brees told his teammates in the Saints’ locker room post-game. “I want everyone to feel a huge part of this, that this record would not have been possible without them.”

In addition to Brees’ record-breaking passes, the New Orleans Saints are on their way to beating the NFL record for offensive yards, set in 2000 by the St. Louis Rams.

Currently 12-3, the Saints are headed to the playoffs and if all goes well, their second Superbowl in three seasons.

Source: AP