-- NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees on Monday night became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 60,000 yards.
He did it in style, with a 27-yard touchdown pass to receiver Brandin Cooks in the third quarter of a 35-27 loss. Unfortunately, it was the first thing that went right for the New Orleans Saints' offense all night, and they still trailed the Detroit Lions 28-10 after the score.
Brees also suffered a right foot injury in the first half that left him a bit hobbled. Brees finished the game 34-for-52 with 341 yards and three touchdown passes and no turnovers.
Brees is still more than 1,000 yards behind Dan Marino, who is third on the career yardage list. Ahead of Marino on the list are Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning at 71,871 yards and Brett Favre at 71,838.
Brees, 36, is making history on a weekly basis. On Monday, he also extended his NFL record to 10 straight seasons with 4,000 passing yards. No other QB has more than six straight seasons.
Last week, Brees moved past Marino for fourth place in NFL history when he threw his 421st career TD pass.