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Brees breaks Marino’s touchdown pass record

NFL: New Orleans quarter-back Drew Brees broke Dan Marino’s 27-year single-season passing record as the Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons 45-16 to clinch the NFC South title.

Brees came into the game needing 305 yards to beat Marino’s 1984 record of 5,084 and finished the game with 307, breaking the record with a nine-yard touchdown pass to Darren Sproles with less than three minutes left.