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Drew Brees on course to make NFL history

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Drew Brees is right on course to make NFL history and become the first quarterback ever to reach 5,000 passing yards in four separate seasons.

The New Orelans Saints man has already racked up 3,369 yards this season and is on course to pass the 5,000 mark with six games still to go.

Brees, who has helped the Saints to an impressive 8-2 record so far, already has the record having reached 4,500 yards in three consecutive seasons, and is the only player to have achieved three 5,000-yard seasons.

Back in 2011, the 34-year-old broke Dan Marino's 27-year record of 5,084 passing yards in a single season. At his current rate, he's on course to end up with 5,390 yards this time round.

The Saints picked up their 8th win of the season against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, and Brees was at the heart of the action once more.

The veteran gunslinger looked to have fumbled at 17-20 down and blown the Saints chances of putting his side in with a chance of winning the game after he was hit by Ahmad Brooks.

However the hit was called late, allowing Garrett Hartley the chance to level the scores, before winning the game in the dying seconds.

Brooks, who was furious with the decision afterwards, has been fined $15,750 for his actions.

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