Fans walk 71,940 yard ‘Drew Brees-A-Thon’ before potential record-breaking game

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WWL-TV) – Two Saints fans are taking to the streets of New Orleans to celebrate Drew Brees’ expected record-breaking game against the Washington Redskins Monday night.

Ben Gallagher and Grady Forkin with’s The Checkdown embarked on “The Drew Brees-A-Thon” Monday morning, planning on walking 71,940 yards – about 41 miles – which is equivalent to the highest number of yards a single NFL player has thrown in their career.

In order to break that record currently held by Peyton Manning, Brees will have to throw 201 yards tonight against the Redskins on Monday Night Football.

The game begins at 7:15 p.m. on ESPN.

They took their first steps around 3 a.m near Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner, La. They will stay along the Mississippi River Trail and eventually make their way through the French Quarter to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The pilgrimage will be broadcasted live on social media on @thecheckdown accounts on Twitter and Instagram.

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