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Brees threatens passing records

In this Nov. 13 file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees works during the first half of a game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Brees, the NFL's most prolific passer over the last five seasons, is on the brink of breaking a passing record that has stood nearly three decades. To break Dan Marino's 1984 single-season record of 5,084 yards passing in his final two regular-season games, Brees needs 305 yards, a mark he now routinely surpasses in one game. The Saints play Atlanta again ton...

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."