Saints' Brees breaks passing-yards record

Associated Press
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a touchdown pass during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. With the pass, Brees set an NFL record for passing yardage in a season. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

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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.

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