Found December 25, 2011 on New York Times Sports:
Drew Brees said he cited the backing of Saints Coach Sean Payton for his impressive success as the club’s quarterback.

Saints take title as Brees breaks record

Drew Brees set the NFL record for yards passing in a season, breaking a mark that Dan Marino had held since 1984, and the New Orleans 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 touchdown passes, the last a 9-yard strike to Darren Sproles that set the record with 2:51 to go. It was Brees&...

Did Drew Brees Become A Villain on His Record Setting Night?

The New Orleans quarterback got everything he, his team and Saints fans could have wanted in a 45-16 humiliation of the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night. There was the NFC South title, at least one home game in the playoffs, a sweep of archrival Atlanta and the topper of all: Brees breaking Dan Marino’s all-time record for passing yards in a season on his final throw of the...

Moment to remember for Brees, Saints

Once he watches the game replay, Drew Brees will be hard on himself. The New Orleans Saints quarterback will bemoan throwing two uncharacteristic passes into double coverage that were intercepted. He will feel just as badly about trying to call consecutive timeouts late in the second quarter, which is a Football 101 rules violation. There were 16 incompletions and three second-half...

NFL Reactor: New Orleans Destroys Atlanta; Brees Sets Yardage Record

If you're a fan of passing, this was the game for you. Unfortunately for fans of football in general, the Saints didn't let the Falcons hang around and make it a game. Both quarterbacks had unbelievable games, but the score didn't indicate that for the Falcons. Drew Brees broke Dan Marino's record for most yards passing in a season, a record that many considered...

Brees locks up record in Saints win vs. Falcons

Drew Brees set the NFL record for yards passing in a season, breaking a mark that Dan Marino had held since 1984, and the New Orleans Saints clinched the NFC South title with a 45-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night.

Drew Brees Passes His Way Into Record Book

On a Monday night in the middle of December of 1984, Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino passed fellow Hall of Fame QB Dan Fouts’ record for most passing yards in a single season. Marino became the first quarterback to throw for 5,000 yards in one season. Fouts’ record of 4,802 passing yards was just three years old when Marino threw for 340 yards against Dallas in the 1984 season...

Saints' Drew Brees sets new NFL single-season passing record

Quarterback surpasses Dan Marino's single-season record of 5,084 yardsDrew Brees spent the entire week deflecting questions about the prospect of breaking Dan Marino's iconic single-season passing record of 5,084 yards, which had stood as the NFL's gold standard since 1984.

Unnamed Falcons player upset about Saints running up score

On the way to Drew Brees breaking Dan Marino's single-season passing record, the Saints scored a whole lot of touchdowns, and the Falcons resorted to a whole lot of field goals. One writer and an unnamed Falcons player had a problem with the Saints continuing to pass when they were up by 22 points. It was a questionable decision to say the least to go for it in that manner since...

Spurs post huge TV ratings

San Antonio Spurs fans showed why they’re one of the best, most loyal fan bases in the NBA, not to mention how desperate they were for the season to start. Aside from selling out the AT&T center for opening night against the Memphis Grizzlies, the game was the highest rated primetime program on Monday night. This was even more impressive considering there was a Monday...

Falcons not happy that Saints went for record

The Saints got the ball back at the 33-yard line Monday night, up 38-16, with just over five minutes remaining. Drew Brees needed 30 yards at the time to break Dan Marino’s record. The Saints would usually be running the ball in that situation. But this wasn’t a usual situation. Saints coach Sean Payton clearly…

Full Court Press: Breaking Down The AFC Playoff Scenarios, Kate Upton Year in Review, Rodgers or Brees?

Click on photo to read more about the AFC Playoffs It’s nice to see the Jets really not have a chance to make the playoffs. They need some help. I’m pulling for the Bengals this year. They deserve to make the playoffs for their efforts in that division. The AFC West is good… NOT The Press Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder breaks Luke Ridnour’s ankles [BleacherReport...
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