Brees threw for 307 yards and passed Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino (5,084 in 1984) for the most passing yards in a single season in NFL history. Brees also had four touchdowns in the Saints' NFC-South clinching 45-16 win on Monday night against Atlanta.
Pierre-Paul had two sacks and five tackles in the Giants' 29-14 win over the Jets. Pierre-Paul is fourth in the NFL with 15.5 sacks and became the first Giant since Michael Strahan to win the defensive award twice in a three- week span.
Akers made four field goals, including the game-winner with 2:57 left, in San Francisco's 19-17 triumph over the Seahawks. With 42 field goals on the season, Akers passed Neil Rackers (40 in 2005) for the most field goals in a single season in NFL history.