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Bill Haber, Associated Press
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) spikes the ball over the goal post after scoring on a touchdown as Carolina Panthers free safety Sherrod Martin (23) and outside linebacker James Anderson (50) walk away during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Graham surpassed the single season receiving yards by a tight end on the play. The previous record of 1,290 yards was set by Hall of Famer  Kellen Winslow of the San Diego Chargers in the 1980 season.

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees passed for 389 yards and five touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints set a slew of NFL and club records in a 45-17 blowout of the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

The NFL single-season records set by the Saints (13-3), who head into the playoffs on an eight-game winning streak, included offensive yards with 7,474, team yards passing with 5,347 and first downs with 416.

Brees, who was 28 of 35, finished with a record 468 completions this season, breaking Peyton Manning's 2010 mark of 450. He finished the season completing 71.6 percent of his passes, breaking his own 2009 NFL record 70.6 completion percentage.

Tight end Jimmy Graham had 97 yards receiving, finishing with an NFL record 1,310 for a tight end.

The Panthers finished the season at 6-10.