Saints’ Brees becomes NFL’s all-time yards passing leader

Drew Brees breaks Peyton Manning’s NFL record for passing yards

As his team's game against Washington approached, Brees was within striking distance of breaking Peyton Manning's record for passing yards in a career and, in the midst of a wildly productive stretch, the futuer Hall of Famer broke the mark before halftime arrived. Brees still needs 42 touchdown passes to surpass Manning's record of 539, something the Saints quarterback could achieve next season if he maintains his current level of play. And then the big moment came on a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith.

Brees then removed his helmet, saluted fans and exchanged hugs on the sideline with his wife, Brittany, their four kids and Saints coach Sean Payton.

Highlights of the New Orleans Saints' clash with the Washington Redskins in week five of the NFL.

In a victory at Atlanta earlier this season, Brees broke Brett Favre's career record of 6,300 completions.

Drew Brees is the NFL's all-time passer. He later truly congratulates Brees for all of his historic accomplishments and shows a picture of the two together from when Brees was in college and Manning was in his third National Football League season.

Dustin Hopkins kicked field goals of 37 and 53 yards for Washington, which also had a 4-yard touchdown run from Alex Smith to pull within 26-13 at half-time.

Brees came into Week 5 not only leading the NFL in completion percentage, but with a mark higher than the 72.0 he posted past year, which set a single-season league record.

With the game well in hand after the two-minute warning, Payton subbed Brees out of the game.

Norman's defensive holding penalty during Brees' incomplete pass sustained the Saints' first scoring drive, capped by Ingram's short touchdown run.

Brees, who's 39 years old now, has put together a superb career to this point, with a Super Bowl victory and MVP honors in that game.

Everyone knew that chances were very good that Saints quarterback Drew Brees was going to set the career passing yards record during Monday night's game and it was all but certain that the record would fall by the time the Saints took possession of the ball with just over two minutes to play in the second quarter. You've ruined that for me.

Other quarterbacks, past and present, also weighed in.

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