Drew Brees Just Made NFL History On Monday Night Football

Drew Brees Just Made NFL History On Monday Night Football

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke the NFL's record for most career passing yards on Monday night.

Brees came into the game needing 201 passing yards to pass Brett Favre (71,838) and Manning (71,940) ahead of him.

Officials stopped the game and the history-making ball was handed over to Pro Football Hall of Fame officials waiting on the sideline. Brees removed his helmet, held out his arm to salute the crowd and hugged his wife, Brittany, and children on the sideline.

Click on the video above to watch the moment Brees became the NFL's all-time leading passer with a 62-yard TD strike.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has added another record to his trophy case.

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.

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As you can see, Brees did it in style with a long touchdown connection and, on cue, the sports world opened its arms to congratulate him on what is an awe-inspiring accomplishment.

"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.

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.

With the game well in hand after the two-minute warning, Payton subbed Brees out of the game. Thanks to you, that's over now, and you've ruined that for me.

"He deserves it. It's been an unbelievable run", Payton said. Brees also led the National Football League past year in completions (386) and yards per attempt (8.1), and while his passing yardage and touchdowns were down from previous seasons, that reflected in large part the fact that his Saints were unusually effective in 2017 on defense and at running the ball.

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