National Football League players, LeBron react to Drew Brees becoming all-time passing leader

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Drew Brees is now the NFL's all-time leading passer!

The 39-year-old Brees eclipsed Peyton Manning's previous record of 71,940 yards with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre'Quan Smith during Monday night's game against the Washington Redskins.

The game was stopped so the moment could be recognized with Brees' family and the removal of the ball so that it could go to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Brees removed his helmet, held out his arm to salute the crowd and hugged his wife, Brittany, and children on the sideline.

In a victory at Atlanta earlier this season, Brees broke Brett Favre's career record of 6,300 completions. To save time, he also congratulates Brees for passing the all-time touchdown record at a future point. However, he had pre-recorded a congratulatory message played on the Superdome's video boards.

On a more serious note, Manning said Brees broke the record "the right way".

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The clean sheet was Arrizabalaga's fourth of the season and second in two weeks after the goalless draw against West Ham. Definitely I'm very happy with him".

Any hope Washington had of coming back was all but snuffed out when Justin Hardee, a special teams regular who was in the game because of Marshon Lattimore's concussion symptoms, snagged Alex Smith's underthrown pass at the Saints' 19-yard line and returned his first career interception to the Washington 4.

The Saints took a chance in free agency on Brees, who is also undersized for an National Football League quarterback at a listed 6-0, and it paid off immediately.

"Obviously, and I know Drew feels the same way, you never play for individual records of any sorts", Manning said in June (via the New Orleans Times-Picayune). As Teddy Bridgwater ran onto the field and Brees trotted to the sideline, Brees got one last ovation before fans began chanting: "Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints".

Mark Ingram had run for touchdowns of one and two yards and Brees flipped a 1-yard touchdown pass to Josh Hill for other Saints scoring in the first half.