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Drew Brees becomes the NFL's passing king

Saints quarterback overtakes Favre and Manning in first half for career yardage

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees moved into first place on the NFL's all-time passing list Monday, Oct. 8 in the first half of Monday night's nationally televised game vs. the Washington Redskins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Brees entered the game needing 201 yards to set the record and passed the mark on the team's fourth possession of the opening half. The 18-year veteran out of Purdue set the record on a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith with 2:36 left in the second quarter. The scoring pass gives him 228 for the game and 71,968 for his career.

New Orleans native Peyton Manning now is in second with 71,940 yards. Brett Favre dropped back into third place with 71,838 yards.

You can keep track of Brees' march on the record books here.

The Saints lead the Redskins 20-6.

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