Brady sets TD mark

01/01/2005

Tom Brady established the new NFL record for touchdown passes in a season when he connected with wide receiver Randy Moss on a 65-yard pass during Saturday’s matchup against the New York Giants in the Meadowlands (NFL.com Game Center: NE 38, NYG 35).  The play marked Brady’s second touchdown strike of the game and his 50th touchdown pass of the season, placing him ahead of Peyton Manning in the NFL record book.  In 2004, Manning broke the 20-year old record held by Dan Marino.

Brady marched toward the record early by becoming the first player to throw at least three touchdown passes in each of the first ten games of the season.

Here is a comparison of Brady to Manning's '04 game-by-game along with the previous mark of 48 set by Hall of Famer Dan Marino in 1984.

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Opponent
TD
Opponent
TD
Opponent
TD
at New York Jets
3
at New England Patriots
2
at Washington Redskins
5
San Diego Chargers
3
at Tennessee Titans
2
New England Patriots
2
Buffalo Bills
4
Green Bay Packers
5
at Buffalo Bills
3
at Cincinnati Bengals
3
at Jacksonville Jaguars
2
Indianapolis Colts
2
Cleveland Browns
3
Oakland Raiders
3
at St. Louis Cardinals
3
at Dallas Cowboys
5
Jacksonville Jaguars
3
at Pittsburgh Steelers
2
at Miami Dolphins
6
at Kansas City Chiefs
5
Houston Oilers
3
Washington Redskins
3
Minnesota Vikings
4
at New England Patriots
4
at Indianapolis Colts
3
Houston Texans
5
Buffalo Bills
3
at Buffalo Bills
5
at Chicago Bears
4
at New York Jets
2
Philadelphia Eagles
1
at Detroit Lions
6
Philadelphia Eagles
1
at Baltimore Ravens
2
Tennessee Titans
3
at San Diego Chargers
2
Pittsburgh Steelers
4
at Houston Texans
2
New York Jets
4
New York Jets
0
Baltimore Ravens
1
Los Angeles Raiders
4
Miami Dolphins
3
San Diego Chargers
2
at Indianapolis Colts
4
at New York Giants
2
Denver Broncos
0
Dallas Cowboys
4
Season Total:
50
 
49
 
48

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