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Saints' Drew Brees passes Peyton Manning in the record books

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 01: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints drops back to pass during the first quarter of a game against the New York Giants at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 01: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints drops back to pass during the first quarter of a game against the New York Giants at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Drew Brees was back at it in Week 8 and put together such a stellar performance that he's passed Peyton Manning in the record books.

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The New Orleans Saints seem to have finally hit their stride offensively, thanks in large part to the great play of quarterback Drew Brees.

Though Brees has had plenty of amazing games in his career, he's topped five touchdown passes an incredible amount of times. So many times, in fact, that -- with his six TD passes through three quarters Sunday against the Giants -- he's now passed Peyton Manning for the most times in history, according to NFL Network.

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Hats off to Brees for yet another incredible performance to tack on to an amazing career. Before Sunday, the 36-year-old nine-time Pro Bowl selection had not thrown more than two touchdown passes in a game this season.

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