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.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 26: Wide receiver Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates with quarterback Drew Brees #9 after Colston catches an eight-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 26, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 26: Wide receiver Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates with quarterback Drew Brees #9 after Colston catches an eight-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 26, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 26: (R) Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates throwing a 24-yard third quarter touchdown pass with running back Pierre Thomas #23 and quarterback Chase Daniel #10 against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 26, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 26: (R) Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates throwing a 24-yard third quarter touchdown pass with running back Pierre Thomas #23 and quarterback Chase Daniel #10 against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 26, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 26, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 26, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks on in the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 26, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks on in the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 26, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws the ball as defensive end John Abraham #55 of the Atlanta Falcons rushes in during the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 26, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws the ball as defensive end John Abraham #55 of the Atlanta Falcons rushes in during the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 26, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks on against the Atlanta Falcons in the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 26, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks on against the Atlanta Falcons in the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 26, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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)
Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints
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)

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