Brees tops perfect night with a record and a victory

Brees tops perfect night with a record and a victory
Brees celebrates with his teammates after breaking Manning's record. (Source: Mark LaGrange)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - It was a near perfect night inside the Mercedes Benz Superdome Monday with Drew Brees leading the way. A 62-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to Tre’Quan Smith put him in the history books as the NFL’s all time leader in passing yards.

Sean Fazende looks back at Brees' record breaking night.

“So when we trot out there for the two-minute drive, I knew we were in striking distance. I felt like if we threw a bunch of balls all the way down the field, if all of those were passing yards then we’d probably eclipse the record. Didn’t know it was going to happen on the first play to Tre’Quan but I don’t think I could have happened in any better fashion than it did. To have that moment on the field with my teammates on the field, the offensive line. It played out better than I could have ever imagined,” said Drew Brees.

“It’s just something very special that happened tonight and I thank God it was me. I’ll go down in the history books with somebody famous and a Hall of Famer Drew Brees. So I’m glad it happened to me the way it did tonight,” said wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith.

Brees admitted he broke down and cried quite a few times this week and he didn’t just break a record he was near perfect. He finished 26-29 for three touchdowns.

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