Brees' 54-game TD streak

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made history over a four-season span from 2009 through 2012 in which he snapped what was once regarded as the NFL’s “unbreakable record” – a 47-game streak in which Johnny Unitas threw a touchdown pass.

Brees fired six TD passes in the 2009 season opener. He followed that performance in Week 2 with three more touchdown passes in a win over the Philadelphia Eagles. In Weeks 3 and 4 against the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets respectively, the high-flying Brees did not connect on any touchdown passes. That was the last time he failed to find the end zone in a regular season game until a Thursday night matchup in Week 13 of the 2012 NFL season.

The Saints’ quarterback made history on Oct. 7, 2012 when he connected with Devery Henderson on a 40-yard TD pass play late in the first quarter of New Orleans’ 31-24 win over the San Diego Chargers to break the mark held for a half-century by Unitas. Brees ran his amazing streak to 54 games.

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  Date Opponent/Score Att Comp Yds TD Int   TD Passes (Yds/Receiver)
1 Oct 18, 2009 New York Giants, 48-27 30 23 369 4 0   1 to Shockey, 36 to Meachem, 12 to Moore, 12 to Colston
2 Oct 25, 2009 @ Miami Dolphins, 46-34 38 22 298 1 3   10 to Colston
3 Nov 2, 2009 Atlanta Falcons, 35-27 33 25 308 2 1   18 to Colston, 1 to P. Thomas
4 Nov 8, 2009 Carolina Panthers, 30-20 35 24 330 1 1   54 to Meachem
5 Nov 15, 2009 @ St. Louis Rams, 28-23 26 18 223 2 2   15 to Bush, 27 to Meachem
6 Nov 22, 2009 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 38-7 29 19 187 3 0   4 to Meachem, 6 to Meachem, 11 to D. Thomas
7 Nov 30, 2009 New England Patriots, 38-17 23 18 371 5 0   18 to P. Thomas, 75 to Henderson, 38 to Meachem, 2 to Dinkins, 20 to Colston
8 Dec 6, 2009 @ Washington Redskins, 33-30 49 35 419 2 1   40 to Colston, 53 to Meachem
9 Dec 13, 2009 @ Atlanta Falcons, 26-23 40 31 296 3 0   6 to Bush, 3 to Colston, 21 to Bush
10 Dec 19, 2009 Dallas Cowboys, 17-24 45 29 298 1 1   7 to Moore
11 Dec 27, 2009 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 17-20 37 32 258 1 0   30 to Meachem
    at Carolina Panthers, 10-23             Inactive - Did Not Play
12 Sep 9, 2010 Minnesota Vikings, 14-9 36 27 237 1 0   29 to Henderson
13 Sep 20, 2010 @ San Francisco 49ers, 25-22 38 28 254 2 0   6 to Bush, 3 to D. Thomas
14 Sep 26, 2010 Atlanta Falcons, 24-27 38 30 365 3 2   2 to Shockey, 80 to Moore, 16 to Moore
15 Oct 3, 2010 Carolina Panthers, 16-14 48 33 275 1 0   4 to Moore
16 Oct 10, 2010 @ Arizona Cardinals, 20-30 39 24 279 2 3   1 to Shockey, 35 to Meachem
17 Oct 17, 2010 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-6 32 21 263 3 1   41 to Moore, 42 to Meachem, 4 to Evans
18 Oct 24, 2010 Cleveland Browns, 17-30 56 37 356 2 4   11 to D. Thomas, 8 to Colston
19 Oct 31, 2010 Pittsburgh Steelers, 20-10 44 34 305 2 1   16 to Colston, 8 to Moore
20 Nov 7, 2010 @ Carolina Panthers, 34-3 43 27 253 2 1   7 to Shockey, 19 to Graham
21 Nov 21, 2010 Seattle Seahawks, 34-19 43 29 382 4 2   23 to Colston, 3 to Meachem, 22 to Colston, 32 to Meachem
22 Nov 25, 2010 @ Dallas Cowboys, 30-27 39 23 352 1 1   12 to Moore
23 Dec 5, 2010 @ Cincinnati Bengals, 34-30 29 24 313 2 1   52 to Meachem, 3 to Colston
24 Dec 12, 2010 St. Louis Rams, 31-13 40 25 221 3 2   5 to Colston, 17 to Colston, 31 to Moore
25 Dec 19, 2010 @ Baltimore Ravens, 24-30 46 29 267 3 1   18 to Graham, 1 to Graham, 15 to Moore
26 Dec 27, 2010 @ Atlanta Falcons, 17-14 49 35 302 1 2   6 to Graham
27 Jan 2, 2011 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 13-23 38 22 196 1 1   4 to Graham
28 Sep 8, 2011 @ Green Bay Packers, 34-42 49 32 419 3 0   31 to Meachem, 29 to Henderson, 5 to Graham
29 Sep 18, 2011 Chicago Bears, 30-13 37 26 270 3 0   79 to Henderson, 4 to Meachem, 12 to Sproles
30 Sep 25, 2011 Houston Texans, 40-33 44 31 370 3 2   2 to Meachem, 27 to Graham, 16 to Moore
31 Oct 2, 2011 @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 23-10 44 31 351 1 2   1 to Graham
32 Oct 9, 2011 @ Carolina Panthers, 30-27 45 32 359 2 1   1 to Collins, 6 to P. Thomas
33 Oct 16, 2011 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 20-26 45 29 383 1 3   38 to Colston
34 Oct 23, 2011 Indianapolis Colts, 62-7 35 31 325 5 0   14 to Colston, 4 to Colston, 6 to Spoles, 4 to Graham, 2 to Graham
35 Oct 30, 2011 @ St. Louis Rams, 21-31 44 30 269 1 2   8 to Moore
36 Nov 6, 2011 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 27-16 36 27 258 2 1   3 to Moore, 21 to Sproles
37 Nov 13, 2011 @ Atlanta Falcons, 26-23 43 30 322 2 0   21 to Graham, 33 to Meachem
38 Nov 28, 2011 New York Giants, 49-24 38 24 363 4 0   4 to Moore, 5 to Graham, 10 to Moore, 29 to Graham
39 Dec 4, 2011 Detroit Lions, 31-17 36 26 342 3 0   67 to Meachem, 20 to Moore, 6 to Sproles
40 Dec 11, 2011 @ Tennessee Titans, 22-17 47 36 337 2 0   35 to Colston, 28 to Colston
41 Dec 18, 2011 @ Minnesota Vikings, 42-20 40 32 412 5 0   5 to Moore, 1 to Graham, 13 to Spoles, 2 to Gilmore, 47 to Moore
42 Dec 26, 2011 Atlanta Falcons, 45-16 39 23 307 4 2   8 to Colston, 9 to Graham, 24 to Meachem, 9 to Sproles
43 Jan 1, 2012 Carolina Panthers, 45-17 35 28 389 5 1   15 to Colston, 42 to Colston, 19 to Graham, 1 to Collins, 9 to Sproles
44 Sept. 9, 2012 Washington Redskins, 32-40 52 24 339 3 2   20 to Graham, 33 to Moore, 2 to Sproles
45 Sept. 16, 2012 @ Carolina Panthers, 27-35 49 31 325 1 2   1 to Graham
46 Sept. 23, 2012 Kansas City Chiefs, 24-27 36 20 240 3 1   9 to Moore, 1 to Graham, 6 to Collins
47 Sept. 30, 2012 @ Green Bay Packers, 27-28 54 35 446 3 0   20 to Colston, 6 to Sproles, 80 to Morgan
48 Oct. 7, 2012 San Diego Chargers, 31-24 45 29 370 4 1   40 to Henderson, 19 to Colston, 16 to Colston, 5 to Colston
49 Oct. 21, 2012 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 35-28 37 27 377 4 1   17 to Colston, 9 to Sproles, 48 to Morgan, 20 Thomas
50 Oct. 28, 2012 @ Denver Broncos, 14-34 42 22 213 2 1   29 to Sproles, 18 to Graham
51 Nov. 5, 2012 Philadelphia Eagles, 28-13 27 21 239 2 0   1 to Colston, 6 to Graham
52 Nov. 11, 2012 Atlanta Falcons, 31-27 32 21 298 3 1   29 to Graham, 14 to Graham, 7 to Colston
53 Nov. 18, 2012 @ Oakland Raiders, 38-17 27 20 219 3 0   1 to Graham, 38 to Moore, 15 to Moore
54 Nov. 25, 2012 San Francisco 49ers, 21-31 41 26 267 3 2   6 to Thomas, 10 to Colston, 2 to Collins
  Nov. 29, 2012 @ Atlanta Falcons, 13-23 50 28 341 0 5   STREAK BROKEN

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