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Saints QB Drew Brees breaks NFL all-time passing touchdowns record

Saints QB Drew Brees breaks NFL all-time passing touchdowns record
Posted at 11:37 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 23:37:42-05

Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saint celebrates. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A little more than 14 months after he set an all-time NFL record during a Monday Night Football home game vs. the Redskins, Drew Brees does it again.

Monday, at home vs. the Indianapolis Colts, the New Orleans Saints quarterback passed Peyton Manning (539 TD passes) for most career touchdown passes in NFL history. Brees’ total sits at 541 after he threw for four scores in a 34-7 New Orleans victory. Brees also passed New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (538) on the list during the game.

Brees’ 540th career TD pass came on a five-yard strike to tight end Josh Hill on New Orleans’ first drive of the third quarter.

In addition to the all-time touchdown passes record, Brees also broke the NFL single-game completion record with a 96.7 percent performance vs. Indianapolis. He completed 29 of his 30 passes in the game.