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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made history on Monday Night Football by breaking Peyton Manning's incredible passing record.

"I will remember that one for a long time", Brees said. "And so I'm still very focused on that", Brees said. Even at 39 years old, the same age Manning was when he last threw a pass, Brees is still playing like one of the of the NFL's best quarterbacks.

"I didn't know it was going to happen on the first play to Tre'Quan", Brees said, via the Associated Press.

And another record breaker, albeit in another sport. "I just love to play this game".

It was a good-natured video from Manning, and he wrapped it up with serious congratulations.

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. Former Saints receiver Devery Henderson, who caught the pass on which Brees broke Unitas' mark, attended Monday night's game.

"All your hard work and dedication have paid off", Manning said while holding up a photo of himself and Brees standing side-by-side in 2000, when Brees was still at Purdue and Manning was a third-year pro. Thanks to you, that's over now, and you've ruined that for me.

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Brees surpassed Peyton Manning's previous record of 71,940 yards with that touchdown connection, and it was a pretty special moment to behold in New Orleans.

"Way to go. Proud of you".

After Brees connected on the record throw, he was mobbed by teammates and the game was briefly halted to acknowledge the moment.

Brees then removed his helmet, saluted fans and exchanged hugs on the sideline with his wife, Brittany, their four kids and Saints coach Sean Payton.

Brees, who tapped his heart and pointed to the spectators in the sold-out stadium, handed the football used on the play to a Hall of Fame official. The league's all-time leader in touchdowns is taking it all in stride, though. He had 250 yards and two touchdowns by halftime and finished 26 of 29 for 363 yards and three touchdowns.

That set up change-of-pace QB Taysom Hill's 1-yard touchdown run that put the Saints (4-1) up 40-13.


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