More milestones for Drew Brees

December, 7, 2011
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In a season of milestones, Drew Brees will hit another one Sunday when the Saints play at Tennessee. Brees will be making his 150th career start and that brings up some very interesting numbers.

Brees already has 39,076 career passing yards in 149 games. He almost certainly will move past Peyton Manning, who had 39,164 in his first 150 games, on Sunday. That would place Brees at No. 2 on the all-time list.

At No. 1 is Dan Marino with 39,498 yards. Brees would need 422 yards against the Titans to tie Marino. That’s a huge number. But nothing’s really out of the question with Brees.

Brees also is No. 5 on the all-time list for touchdown passes in the first 150 career starts. He has 264. But it’s pretty unlikely Brees will be able to climb any higher on the list. Brett Favre is No. 4 with 272. Marino (290) holds the record. Manning (286) and Tom Brady (279) are the next two guys on the list.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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