Drew Brees Breaks Johnny Unitas’ Touchdown Record [VIDEO]
Drew Brees was able to break one of the most impressive records in NFL history on Sunday night, which was formerly held by the legendary Johnny Unitas.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was able to break Johnny Unitas’ consecutive touchdowns streak on Sunday night. Brees hit a wide-open Devery Henderson in the 1st quarter against the San Diego Chargers to break Johnny U’s record. Brees has now thrown a touchdown pass in 48 consecutive games.
Johnny Unitas’ streak spanned from 1956-1960. Drew Brees’ streak has spanned from 2009-2012. The rules have changed drastically from 1960 in the NFL. Defensive holding and illegal contact have had a significant effect on the game. It is much more of a passing league than it ever has been. That doesn’t mean that it’s easy to throw a touchdown pass in 48 consecutive game, but it does mean that Johnny Unitas’ former record was truly remarkable.
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