'Drew Brees week' kicks off as he approaches NFL passing record (1 Viewer)

By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- There's no avoiding it now.

Drew Brees will try to say all the right things this week about staying focused and not thinking about the record. But the glare of that spotlight will be pretty blinding now that the New Orleans Saints quarterback stands just 201 yards away from becoming the NFL's all-time passing yardage leader.

Oh, and he is poised to do it at home in Week 5 on "Monday Night Football" against the Washington Redskins.

Peyton Manning holds the record of 71,940 yards, with Brett Favre in second place at 71,838.

"Just trying not to make a bigger deal out of this than it already is," Brees said when he was asked Sunday night about what his approach will be amid the hoopla. "It doesn't affect my approach. Just focusing on winning the next game, whoever that opponent is. ... Just focus on my preparation and my process and let the rest take care of itself." ...

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