September 23, 2018 / 6:51 PM / in 2 years

Brees breaks Favre's record for completions

Sep 23, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) attempts a pass in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Brees surpassed Brett Favre on Sunday for most pass completions in NFL history during the New Orleans Saints’ 43-37 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

A pass to Michael Thomas in the second quarter was the 14th completion of the game and No. 6,301 of Brees’ career, and it could be just the first record he sets this season.

Brees, 39, passed for 396 yards and has 71,523 for his career, just 417 yards shy of matching Peyton Manning’s career passing yardage mark of 71,940 yards. Tom Brady sits nearly 5,000 yards behind Brees.

Brees’ completion total is 6,326 after Sunday’s game.

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