Drew Brees sets new NFL record for touchdown passes

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed the 540th touchdown pass of his career in a 34-7 Monday win against the Indianapolis Colts, beating the previous NFL record of 539 held by former Colts and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

The record-breaking pass came in the third quarter with a 5-yard throw to Josh Hill.

Brees then padded his new record with a 541st touchdown pass.


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is close behind with 538 career TD passes and counting.

Brees also set a new NFL record for single-game pass percentage, completing 29 of 30 passes for 307 yards and four touchdowns Monday night, and beat his own personal record of 20 consecutive completed passes.

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