Brees threw for 307 yards and 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. The Saints defeated Atlanta 45-16 and clinched the NFC South division with the victory.
He had four touchdown passes and reached the yardage milestone on a nine-yard TD pass to RB
In his 11th season from Purdue, this is Brees' 15th career Player of the Week Award and third this season (Weeks 7 and 12).
Since joining the Saints in 2006, Brees has won 13 Player of the Week Awards, the most in franchise history.
Brees, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, recorded his NFL-record 12th 300-yard game of the season and tied the league mark with his sixth consecutive 300-yard passing game (Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young, Kurt Warner and Rich Gannon.
Brees, who had 5,069 passing yards in 2008, owns two of the three 5,000-yard passing seasons in NFL history.
He has 41 touchdown passes and is the sixth quarterback in NFL history to pass for at least 40 TDs in a season.