Brees threatens passing records
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees could set the NFL's passing yards record in tonight's game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans.
This season, Brees is completing 71.5 percent of his passes, threatening his own record, and with two games left is only 305 yards passing away from breaking Dan Marino's single-season yardage mark set in 1984.
Brees has thrown for no fewer than 4,388 yards in a single season with New Orleans. In 2008, he threatened Marino's single-season yards passing record of 5,084, finishing with 5,069. In 2009, Brees set an NFL record for single-season completion percentage with 70.6 while leading the Saints to their first Super Bowl.
"He's operating at a level that we probably haven't seen," Atlanta coach Mike Smith said. "It's going to be a challenge for us."