Drew Brees Breaks Dan Marino’s Passing Record

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees has broken the NFL record for yards passing in a season, surpassing a mark that had stood since Dan Marino set it in 1984.

Brees topped Marino’s record of 5,084 yards with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Darren Sproles on Monday night against the Atlanta Falcons.

Brees entered the game with 4,780 yards, needing 305 to set the record. He has passed for 300 yards or more an NFL-record 12 times this season — with one game still to play.

Brees threatened Marino’s record once before in 2008, when he finished with 5,069 yards, making him and Marino the only quarterbacks to pass for 5,000 yards in a season.

 

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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  1. Deron says:

    Congrats to Drew Brees; what he has done is impressive, but we also have to remember what type of league he is playing in. Brady’s probably next; two or more guys breaking a 27-year old record probably says alot about the league.

    http://theresastatforthat.blogspot.com/2011/12/drew-brees-how-impressive-is-his-new.html

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