New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played in the 16th week of the 2011 season (December 22, 24-26).

Brees passed Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (5,084 in 1984) for the most passing yards in a single season in NFL history with 5,087.

He had four touchdown passes and reached the yardage milestone on a nine-yard TD pass to RB Darren Sproles in the fourth quarter as the Saints defeated Atlanta 45-16.

Since joining the Saints back in 2006, Brees has won 13 Player of the Week Awards. That's the most in franchise history!