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Drew Brees reaches 5,000-yard mark

Updated: December 29, 2013, 6:10 PM ET
By Mike Triplett | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- The Saints' Drew Brees eclipsed 5,000 passing yards for the fourth time in his career Sunday –- a single-season feat no other NFL quarterback has done more than once.

Brees passed the threshold in style –- with a 41-yard touchdown to receiver Robert Meachem midway through the third quarter to give New Orleans a 21-7 lead over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Through that point, Brees was 15-of-18 passing for 241 yards and three touchdowns, with a perfect passer ...

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