Drew Brees Breaks Johnny Unitas’ Record for Games with a TD Pass

October 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates with teammates tight end David Thomas (85), guard Ben Grubbs (66) Devery Henderson (19) after throwing a touchdown to break the NFL record for consecutive games throwing a touchdown at 48 games eclipsing a record once held by Johnny Unitas during the first quarter of a game against the San Diego Chargers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook – US PRESSWIRE

Welcome Drew Brees, once again, to the NFL record books.

In tonight’s game against the San Diego Chargers, Drew Brees connected on a 40 yard touchdown pass to Devery Henderson, marking his 48th consecutive game with a touchdown pass, passing Johnny Unitas’ previously held mark of 47 games. People in attendance included Saints suspended head coach Sean Payton, GM Mickey Loomis, and interim coach Joe Vitt. Also in attendance was Johnny’s son.

For anyone not tuning in, here is the highlight:

What a special night for Drew Brees and the Saints. We congratulate Drew Brees for another wonderful achievement to add to an already brilliant career. The scary thing is that there is likely more to come.

Interesting footnote, Brees connected on the pass to Henderson, who wears #19. That happens to be Johnny Unitas’ former # as well.

Topics: Drew Brees, Johnny Unitas, New York Jets

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