Drew Brees "locked in" on Washington as furor over record swirls

Ross Houston
October 9, 2018

On a night when Drew Brees set the all-time record for passing yards, the Redskins were outclassed in every respect.

Brees needed only 201 yards passing to eclipse Peyton Manning's all-time mark of 71,940. The Redskins allowed 447 total yards and struggled to apply pressure when it counted, including on the record-breaking touchdown pass. Shown on the video slicing tomatoes, Manning deadpanned that his time as the career yards passing leader have been "the greatest thousand days of my life". The record is now held by fellow great, Peyton Manning.

Manning, a New Orleans native whose father, Archie, starred for the Saints, could not attend the game because of a scheduling conflict. "I don't have time to keep doing these videos for you".


Brees now has 72,103 yards for his career and owns one of the NFL's prestige passing records to go along with having completed more passes than any player in history.

Head coach Sean Payton says he'll prepare his team like it's any other week.

The one-time Super Bowl champion added the record to his long list of achievements, including the most completions and 300-yard games. That's almost 5,000 yards more than any other player who caught passes from the former Purdue star.


"He deserves it. It's been an unbelievable run", Payton said. Favre also stands between first and third, but considering Brees has thrown for less than 200 yards just twice since the start of 2014, you can do the math. Brees surpassed Hall-of-Famer Johnny Unitas' streak of 47 straight - which had stood since 1960.

One of the most prolific passers in National Football League history has added a remarkable record to his long list of Hall of Fame-caliber achievements.

Brees also was the final Saints player to run onto the field during pre-game introductions as fans belted out elongated howls of "Dreeeeeeew".


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