New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates with offensive guard Carl Nicks (77) and tackle Zach Strief (64) after throwing a touchdown pass and breaking the league record for single-season passing yardage, held by Dan Marino, in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)
Saints' Brees breaks passing-yards record
The New Orleans quarterback broke Dan Marino's 27-year-old record with a game to spare Dec. 26 in a win over Atlanta. Brees now has 5,087 yards; Marino had 5,084 in 1984.