Monday, October 8, 2012

Drew Brees passes Johnny Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass

On December 9, 1956, a ninth round rookie quarterback for the Baltimore Colts completed a three yard touchdown pass in the middle of the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams. It was the Colt's only score in the 31-7 route. A rather simple and unnoticed play that only showed up in box scores was the beginning of one of the greatest passing records in NFL history a Johnny Unitas continued to throw at least one touchdown pass for the next 46 football games. The streak ended four years later on December 11, 1960 in a 10-3 loss to the Rams.

The record stood for over 50 years until New Orleans quarterback, Drew Brees threw a touchdown pass in his 48th consecutive game in Sunday's 31-24 win over the San Diego Chargers. The record breaking pass came in a 40 yard completion to wide receiver, Devery Henderson in the second quarter. Brees' streak started with a one yard TD pass to tight end, Jeremy Shockey against the New York NY Giants on October 18, 2009.

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