New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees Becomes NFL’s All-Time Yards Passing Leader

New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees Becomes NFL’s All-Time Yards Passing Leader

After being benched in favor of rookie Greg Stroman in the second half, Norman re-entered the game, only to become a target for Thomas on Twitter following Drew Brees' historic night. Brees is on 71,740, just behind Brett Favre (71,838) and Peyton Manning (71,940). But Brees also would have to outpace New England's Tom Brady, who has 500 TD passes, the only active player with more than Brees in that category. However, he had pre-recorded a congratulatory message played on the Superdome's video boards.

The Redskins came in allowing fewer than 190 yards passing per game and spoke of doing what they could to prevent Brees from making history.

"Thanks to you, that's over now", Manning continued as the laughter erupted in the stands.

"I didn't set out on this journey to break these records". "I don't have time to keep doing these videos for you".

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"All your hard work and dedication have paid off", Manning said while holding up a photo of himself and Brees standing side-by-side in 2000, when Brees was still at Purdue and Manning was a third-year pro.

Brees is 39 and as insane as it sounds, is probably having the best season of his career. All of this while watching Drew Brees pass Peyton Manning to become the National Football League all-time passing leader. He also shared a hug with his longtime coach, Sean Payton.

In a season where sideline protests have reached a huge decline during the National Anthem, Kamara is one of the most powerful statements since Colin Kaepernick first explained why he was taking a knee during the Star-Spangled Banner. "He deserves it. It's been an unbelievable run". At this moment I can argue the Saints have the NFL's best QB (Brees), best left tackle (Terron Armstead), best running back duo (Kamara/Ingram), and a top 5 receiver (Thomas). Brees surpassed Hall-of-Famer Johnny Unitas' streak of 47 straight - which had stood since 1960. But on Monday Night, in primetime, the Saints put the league on notice that they're where they were expected to be heading into the year.

The game featured other touches meant to honor Brees. Monday night is giving us a good one, too. In four games, Washington has scored just 18 points in the second half.

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