But Saints head coach Sean Payton wasn't about to dial up a few running plays and call it a night with QB Drew Brees on the verge of breaking Dan Marino's 27-year-old record for passing yards in a season. Brees, who finished 15 yards short of the
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees entered Monday Night Football against the Atlanta Falcons with 4780 passing yards on the season, just 305 yards shy of Dan Marino's single-season record of
Saints' quarterback Drew Brees breaks Dan Marino's single season passing yardage record. Brees currently sits at 5087 yards this season, with a meaningful game left to play next week.
With 5087 yards passing after Monday night's victory over Atlanta, in which Brees broke Dan Marino's record late in the fourth quarter, the Saints QB is 190 yards ahead of New England's Tom Brady. But the Saints' finale might not matter for playoff
11:00 pm Drew Brees broke Dan Marino's passing record during a game Monday against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. » Read more complete game coverage on Page 1B. Drew Brees has his record. The New Orleans Saints have