It was quite a night for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome – a record, a rout and a division title.
Brees set the NFL record for yards passing in a season, breaking a mark that Dan Marino had held for 27 years, and the Saints clinched the NFC South title with a 45-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night.
Brees threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns, the last a 9-yard strike to Darren Sproles that set the record with 2:51 to go. “So many people contributed to this, and I’m happy for them,” Brees said.
“Honestly, I was really trying not to think about the record or anything,” Brees said. “I knew we were close. A couple guys mentioned stuff to me on the sideline. I didn’t want to hear it. It’s like a pitcher with a no-hitter, I guess.”
It was Brees’ final pass of the game, and it gave him 5,087 yards passing – with one game to play. Marino finished with 5,084 yards for the Miami Dolphins in 1984.
So in appreciation of Drew breaking the record, we thought that there is no better way to celebrate than posting a (mostly) shirtless gallery of Drew Brees pics.