NEW ORLEANS (CBS/AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees has become the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdown passes, breaking Peyton Manning’s record. Now, Tom Brady has a crack at the record as well. The 40-year-old Brees connected with tight end Josh Hill for a 5-yard touchdown in the third quarter of Monday night’s game between New Orleans and Indianapolis. Brees’ 540th career TD pass was his third of the game and gave New Orleans a 27-0 lead. The completion was also Brees’ 27th of the game on 28 passing attempts to that point. 𝐃𝐑𝐄𝐖. 𝐁𝐑𝐄𝐄𝐒. Yards leader. Touchdowns leader. RECORD-SLAYER. pic.twitter.com/inFCArqQtV — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 17, 2019 Brees was surrounded by offensive teammates who congratulated him after the completion, and the quarterback embraced coach Sean Payton when he reached the sideline. Brees then walked along the sideline waving and blowing kisses to the crowd, which responded with sustained roars of appreciation. Now in his 19th season, Brees already owns NFL records for completions and yards in a career. He entered Monday night’s game with 6,792 completions for 72,577 yards. Brady is two behind Brees at 538 and has a chance to pass Manning on Saturday against the Buffalo Bills…. Read full this story
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