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Drew Brees breaks Peyton Manning’s National Football League record for passing yards

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Kristopher Love | 09 October, 2018, 10:24

The veteran quarterback became the NFL's all-time passing leader on Monday night, passing Peyton Manning for the No. 1 spot. Monday night against the Redskins, he shattered the record in the 2nd quarter with an incredible 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie WR Tre'Quan Smith. Behind three touchdowns from Brees, New Orleans cruised to a 43-19 win over the Washington Redskins. Even at 39 years old, the same age Manning was when he last threw a pass, Brees is still playing like one of the of the NFL's best quarterbacks.

After all, it was well earned.

In a congratulatory video posted on the Denver Broncos official Twitter, a short video shows Manning chopping tomatoes while lamenting his lost record.

Paired with an offensive mastermind in head coach Sean Payton, Brees produced an NFL-record five 5,000-yard passing seasons.

"Drew, congratulations on this record", Manning said. "Thanks to you, that's over now".

"Obviously, and I know Drew feels the same way, you never play for individual records of any sorts", Manning said in June (via the New Orleans Times-Picayune). So, thank you very much.

In a victory at Atlanta earlier this season, Brees broke Brett Favre's career record of 6,300 completions. He has 499 career touchdown passes. In the press box, the Superdome catering staff served "beefy mac", a meal of macaroni with ground beef that has always been one of Brees' traditional meals on the night before games.