Saints quarterback Drew Brees breaks NFL all time passing record

Manning posts video thanking Brees for taking away the best time of his life

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 08, 2018 - 9:10 pm
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Saints quarterback Drew Brees is now the all time passing leader in the NFL.

Brees surpassed both Brett Favre and Peyton Manning to take the title Monday night in the Superdome.

It happened during the first half of the game between the Saints and the Redskins.

Brees broke Manning's mark of 71,940.

The Saints QB came into the game 99 yards behind Favre and 201 yards shy of Manning's record.  He had 250 yards in the first half of the game.

The record breaker came in the second quarter on a 62 yard touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith.

Brees got the ball and handed it to a waiting representative from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The passing yards leader then celebrated with teammates before hugging and kissing his wife and four kids.

The Saints went on to win the game 43-19.

Brees threw for 363 yards and three touchdowns, ending the game with 72,103 career passing yards.

(Scroll down for Manning's reaction video)

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