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Dan Marino and his Dolphins teammates put on an instructional clinic during a break in the 1984 season. The Miami quarterback would go onto break the record for most passing yards in a season (5,084), a record that stood 27 years before Saints QB Drew Brees broke it during last night’s game. (John Iacono/SI)
BANKS: Brees’ record overshadows big win by New OrleansKING: Brees unlikely to overtake Rodgers for league MVPGALLERY: Rare photos of Drew BreesSI VAULT: Marino is perfect in routing Patriots (9.10.84)

Dan Marino and his Dolphins teammates put on an instructional clinic during a break in the 1984 season. The Miami quarterback would go onto break the record for most passing yards in a season (5,084), a record that stood 27 years before Saints QB Drew Brees broke it during last night’s game. (John Iacono/SI)

BANKS: Brees’ record overshadows big win by New Orleans
KING: Brees unlikely to overtake Rodgers for league MVP
GALLERY: Rare photos of Drew Brees
SI VAULT: Marino is perfect in routing Patriots (9.10.84)

Drew Brees is sacked by Green Bay linebackers Clay Matthews (52) and Erik Walden during a Week 1 meeting between the Packers and Saints. Green Bay would go onto win, 42-34, in a potential NFC Championship game preview. The Packers and Saints are currently ranked No. 1 and 2 in SI’s Power Rankings. (Landov)
NFL POWER RANKINGS: Find out where your team is rankedKING: No doubting San Francisco after beating Pittsburgh

Drew Brees is sacked by Green Bay linebackers Clay Matthews (52) and Erik Walden during a Week 1 meeting between the Packers and Saints. Green Bay would go onto win, 42-34, in a potential NFC Championship game preview. The Packers and Saints are currently ranked No. 1 and 2 in SI’s Power Rankings. (Landov)

NFL POWER RANKINGS: Find out where your team is ranked
KING: No doubting San Francisco after beating Pittsburgh