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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a touchdown pass to tight end Jimmy Graham in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

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.