Peyton Manning Congratulated Drew Brees On Breaking His Passing Record

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Brees was 35 yards short of the record at that point and Peyton Manning would be No. 1 for one more play. He actually began the evening third on the all-time list and passed Brett Favre (71,838 yards) on Monday, as well.

Officials stopped the game and the history-making ball was handed over to Pro Football Hall of Fame officials waiting on the sideline. Brees, meanwhile, was able to share the moment with his wife and children down on the sideline.

Brees entered the game needing 201 yards for the record. "You can accomplish anything in life, if you're willing to work for it".

"I knew we were within striking distance" of the record, Brees said. Brees will go down as one of the best quarterbacks EVER to play the game.

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Mark Ingram had run for touchdowns of one and two yards and Brees flipped a 1-yard touchdown pass to Josh Hill for other Saints scoring in the first half.

Then he gets serious and congratulates Brees for real.

Any hope Washington had of coming back was all but snuffed out when Justin Hardee, a special teams regular who was in the game because of Marshon Lattimore's concussion symptoms, snagged Alex Smith's underthrown pass at the Saints' 19-yard line and returned his first career interception to the Washington 4. The Super Bowl XLIV champion and game MVP has seen an unprecedented resurgence since joining the Saints back in 2006, rebounding from a shoulder injury that normally ends careers. He did, however, make his eighth career reception on his own deflected pass, and pushed across the line of scrimmage to add an extra yard to his career total. However, he has some competition from 40-year-old Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who threw his 500th touchdown pass Thursday, while Favre is now in second place at 508.

Saints' quarterback Drew Brees set a new National Football League record for career passing yards in Monday night's blowout win against the Redskins - and he did it in style. Thanks to you, that's over now, and you've ruined that for me.

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