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How good has Drew Brees been this year? His 325 passing yards against Indianapolis on Sunday was his second lowest total of the season. Brees needs 2,607 passing yards the rest of the way (an average of 290 per game) to top Marino’s 5,084 total from 1983.
The Saints are one game ahead of Tampa Bay and Atlanta in a tight NFC South race, which means Brees will be called on to perform at a high level every single week. The former Super Bowl MVP has all of his receivers healthy for the first time all year, is protected by a great offensive line and is in the prime of his career.
Brees fell 15 yards short of breaking the record in 2008, but he gets Marino the second time around in 2011.