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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL game against the Chicago Bears on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Chicago.

5,000-yard passers in NFL history

A look at the exclusive club of NFL quarterbacks who have passed for more than 5,000 yards in a single season.

PEYTON MANNING: 5,477 2013, Denver Broncos Stats: 450-for-659
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PEYTON MANNING: 5,477
2013, Denver Broncos
Stats: 450-for-659 (68.3 percent), 55 TDs, 10 INTs
Record: 13-3
Note: Manning had four games with at least 400 passing yards. He broke the single-season passing TD record, previously held by Tom Brady, in Week 16. |

DREW BREES: 5,476 2011, New Orleans Saints Stats:
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DREW BREES: 5,476
2011, New Orleans Saints
Stats: 468-for-657 (71.2 percent), 46 TDs, 14 INTs
QB Rating: 110.6
Record: 13-3
Note: Brees only threw for more than 400 yards twice this season. Of course, he threw for at least 307 yards in 13 games.

TOM BRADY: 5,235 2011, New England Patriots Stats:
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TOM BRADY: 5,235
2011, New England Patriots
Stats: 401-for-611 (65.6 percent), 39 TDs, 12 INTs
QB Rating: 105.6
Record: 13-3
Note: Brady threw for more than 400 yards in a game twice and more than 300 yards nine times.

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DREW BREES: 5,177 yards 2012, New Orleans Saints
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DREW BREES: 5,177 yards
2012, New Orleans Saints
Stats: 422-for-670 (63.1 percent), 43 TDs, 19 INTs
QB Rating: 96.3
Record: 7-9
Note: Brees threw for more than 400 yards in a game twice and more than 300 yards 10 times.

DREW BREES: 5,1622013, New Orleans SaintsStats: 446-for-650 (68.6
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DREW BREES: 5,162
2013, New Orleans Saints
Stats: 446-for-650 (68.6 percent), 39 TDs, 12 INTs
Record: 11-5
Note: Brees only threw for 400 yards in a game once, but he threw for at least 300 yards 11 times. |

DAN MARINO: 5,084 yards 1984, Miami Dolphins Stats:
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DAN MARINO: 5,084 yards
1984, Miami Dolphins
Stats: 362-for-564 (62.4 percent), 48 TDs, 17 INTs
QB Rating: 108.9
Record: 14-2, AFC champions
Note: Marino threw for more than 400 yards in a game four times and more than 300 yards eight times.

DREW BREES: 5,069 yards 2008, New Orleans Saints
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DREW BREES: 5,069 yards
2008, New Orleans Saints
Stats: 413-for-635 (65 percent), 34 TDs, 17 INTs
QB Rating: 96.2
Record: 8-8
Note: Brees threw for more than 400 yards in a game twice and more than 300 yards 10 times.

MATTHEW STAFFORD: 5,038 2011, Detroit Lions Stats: 421-for-663
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MATTHEW STAFFORD: 5,038
2011, Detroit Lions
Stats: 421-for-663 (63.5 percent), 41 TDs, 16 INTs
QB Rating: 97.2
Record: 10-6
Note: Stafford threw for more than 400 yards in a game twice and more than 300 yards six times.

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