Drew Brees threw for 412 yards and five touchdowns on 32-of-40 passing, leading the New Orleans Saints to a 42-20 drubbing of the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field.
Brees went over the 300-yard mark for the 11th time this season, breaking his own record of 10 set in 2008.
Brees and the Saints target their first six-game winning streak since Oct. 31- Dec. 12 of last season and look to improve to 7-3 against the NFC with a win over the Vikings. Brees leads the NFL with 4,368 passing yards and is on pace to break Dan Marino's single-season passing record of 5,084 yards set during the 1984 campaign. Brady, Rodgers and Manning are also in the running for one of the league's most impressive records.
Last week, Brees extended his NFL-record streak of games with 20 or more completions to 33 as well and became the second quarterback in NFL history to have four consecutive seasons of 30 or more touchdown passes, joining Brett Favre (1994-98). He has 10 games of 300 passing yards or more in 2011, tying the NFL record he tied in 2008 and Rich Gannon set in 2002. Brees also has a touchdown pass in 40 straight games -- second in NFL history behind Johnny Unitas' 47.