NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints passes the ball as he uses a block from offensive guard Carl Nicks #77 against defensive tackle Peria Jerry #94 of the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 26, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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.