After Dan Marino held the record for 27 years, in 2011 Drew Brees threw a touchdown pass to Darren Sproles that broke the long-standing record. He finished the season with 5,476 yards.
All records are meant to be broken sooner or later but this one fell sooner rather than later. Just a few months ago, in week 17 of the NFL regular season, Peyton Manning crowned a sensational year with another broken record: he finished the season with 5,477 yards.
Players always say they don’t care about personal records because the only thing that matters is the team but everybody felt like Brees really deserved that record for a number of reasons and it wasn’t very nice of Peyton to steal it from Drew.
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