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NFL: New Orleans 45, Carolina 17

Jan. 1, 2012 at 5:34 PM

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Drew Brees added to his single-season passing mark with 389 aerial yards Sunday and the New Orleans Saints breezed to a 45-17 rout of Carolina.

Brees, who tossed five touchdowns in the win, finished the regular season with 5,476 yards. He passed former record-holder Dan Marino's mark in Monday's Saints victory over Atlanta.

NFC South champion New Orleans, however, missed out on the conference's No. 2 seed and a first-round playoff bye when San Francisco bested St. Louis elsewhere Sunday.

The Saints' Christopher Ivory rushed 19 times for 127 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Cam Newton was limited to 15-of-25 through the air for 158 yards, a touchdown and an interception, while running six times for 32 yards for the Panthers (6-10).

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