Drew Brees is nearing Dan Marino’s 1984 single-season passing record of 5,084 yards.
Brees threw for 412 yards and five touchdowns to lead the scintillating Saints to their sixth straight victory, 42-20 over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
The 412 yards gives Brees 4,780 yards for the season, putting him 304 away from Marino’s single season record set in 1984 with two games to play.
The prolific passer completed 32 of 40 passes to help the Saints (11-3) overcome a slow start to stay two games ahead of Atlanta in the NFC South race.
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