With a raucous crowd of 73,028 fans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome cheering him on, Brees broke Peyton Manning's all-time passing mark with a 62-yard touchdown strike to rookie receiver Tre'Quan Smith. Shown on the video slicing tomatoes, Manning deadpanned that his time as the career yards passing leader have been "the greatest thousand days of my life".
This game also features the return of Adrian Peterson to New Orleans.
Brees, who turns 40 in January, sparked the Saints to a 2010 Super Bowl victory, taking Most Valuable Player honors in a 31-17 triumph over Manning's Indianapolis Colts. "And so I'm still very focused on that", Brees said.
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Drew Brees said back in 2006, Saints head coach Sean Payton took a chance on him, and he is grateful.
The No. 1 total defense had an early bye week, which should have given them more than enough time to prepare for one of its toughest matchups of the season. "It doesn't feel like it's been 13 years".
The 39-year-old has continued to play at an elite level despite being in his 18th season as he has thrown for 1,295 passing yards on a 75.8 percent completion rate with eight touchdown passes to zero interceptions while holding a 115.3 passer rating. Brees surpassed Hall-of-Famer Johnny Unitas' streak of 47 straight - which had stood since 1960.
Leading up to Monday night's date with the Redskins, Brees is reflecting on his first-ever pre-season experience in Miami in bring it all full circle.