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Saints set record for offensive yards while Brees sets single-season completions mark
NEW ORLEANS (AP) ' The New Orleans Saints have set an NFL record for the most yards of offense in a season, and Drew Brees has broken Peyton Manning's 2010 mark for single-season completions.
The 2000 St. Louis Rams held the previous net yardage mark of 7,075. New Orleans eclipsed that in the second quarter of Sunday's season finale against the Carolina Panthers on a pass from Brees to Robert Meachem, reaching 7,081.
Later in the first half, Brees reached his 451st completion of the season when he hit Darren Sproles, breaking Manning's mark of 450.
The records come one week after Brees passed Dan Marino's 27-yard-old single-season record for yards passing, reaching 5,087 yards.
The Saints have also reached 526 points this season, breaking the 2009 franchise record of 510.