Monday night was special for Drew Brees.

Going into a Monday night’s matchup with the Washington Redskins, Brees trailed former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos great, Peyton Manning, by 201 yards for the most passing yards in NFL history.

The 11-time Pro-Bowler didn’t waste much time moving up the record books. With 2:46 left in the second quarter, Brees connected with wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith on a 62-yard touchdown pass to eclipse Manning for the all-time record.

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The Saints signal-caller also is one touchdown pass away from being the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw 500 touchdowns in his career, with Tom Brady achieving the feat in Thursday’s win over the Colts.

Another historic day in the career of one of the games’ best.

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