By Brett Martel
AP Sports Writer
NEW ORLEANS — Quite a night for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints — a record and a rout.
Brees set the NFL record for yards passing in a season, breaking a mark that Dan Marino had held for nearly three decades, and New Orleans clinched the NFC South title with a 45-16 victory over the Falcons.
Brees threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns, the last a 9-yard strike to Darren Sproles that set the record with 2:51 to go.