Last night the New Orleans Saints fell to the Atlanta Falcons 23-13 in a hard fought contest. Brees had one of the worst (if not worst) performances of his career, throwing five interceptions in the loss. Brees also failed to throw a touchdown pass, the first time that has happened dating back to 2010, a span of 54 consecutive games, which broke the record held by Johnny Unitas. Last night Brees had one touchdown pass to Darren Sproles wiped out due to offensive pass interference by Jimmy Graham. Another toss for a touchdown was dropped in the end zone by Lance Moore.
The longest active streak for consecutive games with a touchdown pass now rests with Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, who has connected for touchdowns in each of his last 43 games, and Brady is set to pass Unitas’ mark in Week 17 if his streak continues. He could pass Brees’ record in Week 7 of the 2013 season. Brady already holds the record of 10 straight games with at least ten touchdown passes, a mark he set in 2007. No doubt Brady could care less about the record as long as the Patriots are winning games, but it certainly something that Patriots’ fans are taking note of.
Unitas held the record for an amazing 52 years before Brees broke it earlier this season. That is quite a testament to one of the all time great quarterbacks of the NFL.