Brees, Sproles, Saints break records

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Records keep falling in The Big Easy.

The Saints set an NFL record for most yards of offense in a season in Sunday's regular-season finale, breaking the record set by the Rams in 2000 of 7,075 net yards.

The Saints broke the record on a pass from Drew Brees to Robert Meachem in the second quarter.

Brees, who broke Dan Marino's record for most passing yards in a season in Week 16, now holds another record — most completions in a single season, passing Peyton Manning's mark of 450 set last season. He finished the season with 468 completions for 5,476 yards.

And RB Darren Sproles set the NFL record for most combined net yards gained in a single season with 2,695 all-purpose yards.