New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week
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!