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New Orleans Saints Drew Brees Sets Touchdown Record

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
07:24 a.m.

New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees has snatched the legendary Peyton Manning's record in the NFL football league. In the 34: 7 win against the Indianapolis Colts, the 40-year-old got four touchdowns, Brees now outnumbered Manning with 531 throws in the end zone in 2016 (539). Brees also overtook the active superstars Tom Brady in the race. The six-time Super Bowl winner from the New England Patriots stands at 538 touchdowns.

  

"It's a pretty incredible moment," said Brees: "It's a special night and one I'll always remember." Brady congratulated on Twitter. "Congratulations, Drew! It couldn't be more deserving," wrote the 42-year-old. "To overtake Peyton in any statistics at all is an incredible achievement and your records will be hard to break. But it's worth trying."

  
Brees threw the crucial touchdown early in the third quarter, after which there was a brief ceremony in the field and in the stands in the box of Brees' family. Brees was cheered by all of his offensive colleagues, after which he hugged his head coach Sean Payton. "I wouldn't be here without Sean," said Brees.

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