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Another Brees Masterpiece: Five Touchdowns Maul Minnesota 42-20

Drew Brees is nearing Dan Marino’s 1984 single-season passing record of 5,084 yards.

Brees threw for 412 yards and five touchdowns to lead the scintillating Saints to their sixth straight victory, 42-20 over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

The 412 yards gives Brees 4,780 yards for the season, putting him 304 away from Marino’s single season record set in 1984 with two games to play.

The prolific passer completed 32 of 40 passes to help the Saints (11-3) overcome a slow start to stay two games ahead of Atlanta in the NFC South race.

Brees threw two touchdowns to Lance Moore and one each to Darren Sproles, John Gilmore and Jimmy Graham in just over three quarters.

He became the sixth player in NFL history to throw for 400 yards with at least five passing TDs and zero interceptions.

Even on defense things were clicking, as the often-criticized Saints secondary held the Vikings to 94 net yards passing in an easy blowout win.

Stunning Stats: The Saints outgained the Vikings 573-207, and Brees remarkably had his fifth TD pass and was out of the game before Ponder had his fifth completion.


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  1. […] Another Brees Masterpiece: Five Touchdowns Maul Minnesota 42-20 Drew Brees is nearing Dan Marino’s 1984 single-season passing record of 5,084 yards. Brees threw for 412 yards and five touchdowns to lead the scintillating Saints to their sixth straight victory, 42-20 over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The 412 yards gives Brees 4,780 yards for the season, putting him 304 away from Marino’s single… […]

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