Brees Makes NFL History with 540th Career Touchdown Pass as Saints Demolish Colts
Drew Brees needed three touchdown passes to surpass Peyton Manning as the NFL’s All-Time Touchdown Pass leader. So, naturally Brees threw four TDs.
Against Manning’s first NFL team, Brees was spectacular. He also set the NFL record for completion percentage in a single game (minimum of 20 attempts) when he finished with 29-of-30 passing (96.7%).
The Colts were never really in the game, which is fitting because Monday Night deserved to be the love affair with Brees that it ended up being.
Brees’ final stat line, 29/30, 307 yards and four touchdowns will now be etched in NFL history forever because it set two NFL records. Brees also set a personal record of 22 consecutive completions.
Brees and New England’s Tom Brady could be battling for the top spot through Week 17, and longer if Brady continues after the 2019-20 season. Brady has 538 career TDs.
Here are the highlights from Monday Night Football:
Drew Brees to Michael Thomas 15-yd TD, 10-0 Saints
Brees to Tre’Quan Smith 21-yd TD, 17-0 Saints
Brees to Josh Hill 5-yd TD, 27-0 Saints (NFL Record 540th TD Pass for Brees)
Brees to Taysom Hill 28-yd TD, 34-0 Saints
Jordan Wilkins 1-yd TD, 34-7 Saints
Final Call: Saints win 34-7