Brees sets NFL single-season passing record

Drew Brees has broken the NFL record for yards passing in a

season, surpassing a mark that had stood since Dan Marino set it in

1984.

Brees topped Marino’s record of 5,084 yards with a 9-yard

touchdown pass to Darren Sproles on Monday night against the

Atlanta Falcons.

Brees entered the game with 4,780 yards, needing 305 to set the

record. He has passed for 300 yards or more an NFL-record 12 times

this season – with one game still to play.

Brees threatened Marino’s record once before in 2008, when he

finished with 5,069 yards, making him and Marino the only

quarterbacks to pass for 5,000 yards in a season.