New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a touchdown pass as Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker Curtis Lofton (50) and cornerback Brent Grimes (20) close in during the third quarter of an NFL football game 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.