Brees becomes NFL all-time leader in passing yards


(AP) Drew Brees (breez) broke another NFL record while leading the New Orleans Saints to a 43-19 rout of the Washington Redskins.

The 39-year-old Brees eclipsed Peyton Manning’s previous career record of 71,940 yards with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre’Quan Smith. He also threw for two other scores, leaving him with 499 TD passes for his career.

Brees threw just three incomplete passes in the Saints’ fourth straight win, going 26 of 29 for 363 yards.

Smith caught two touchdown passes from the 18-year pro. They connected for a 35-yard score early in the third quarter.

The Redskins entered as the No. 1 team in passing yards allowed before allowing Brees to shred their secondary.

Alex Smith was 23 of 39 for 275 yards, no touchdowns and a costly interception that led to a third-quarter TD.


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