Peyton Manning jokingly shames Drew Brees for breaking his passing record

Peyton Manning jokingly shames Drew Brees for breaking his passing record

Brees came into the game needing 201 passing yards to pass Brett Favre (71,838) and Manning (71,940) ahead of him.

It was expected that Drew Brees would pass Peyton Manning for the all-time passing yards record on Monday night in New Orleans, but the way that it happened was pretty special.

After the record-breaking completion, officials stopped the game and the game ball was handed over to Pro Football Hall of Fame officials on the sideline while the Superdome crowd offered a standing ovation. Brees, meanwhile, was able to share the moment with his wife and children down on the sideline. Former Saints receiver Devery Henderson, who caught the pass on which Brees broke Unitas' mark, attended Monday night's game. He later truly congratulates Brees for all of his historic accomplishments and shows a picture of the two together from when Brees was in college and Manning was in his third National Football League season.

Then he gets serious and congratulates Brees for real.


Brees, who's 39 years old now, has put together a superb career to this point, with a Super Bowl victory and MVP honors in that game. Brees has passed for more than 59,000 yards and more than 400 TDs in 12-plus seasons for New Orleans, smashing every meaningful Saints passing record while helping long-frustrated franchise win its first Super Bowl in 2010 and go to the playoffs six times. "Congratulations and I'm proud of you".

With the game well in hand after the two-minute warning, Payton subbed Brees out of the game.

"It's great to have him back", Payton said, stressing the Ingram's presence reduces the physical toll on fellow running back Alvin Kamara.

Brees and Smith also combined on a 35-yard touchdown pass and Taysom Hill ran one yard for touchdowns in the third quarter while Will Lutz added a 44-yard field goal for a 43-13 New Orleans lead early in the fourth quarter.

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