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Old 11-07-2011, 05:50 AM
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Default Drew Brees extends his streak to 36 games, ties Brett Favre

Drew Brees tossed two touchdown passes against Tampa Bay yesterday, extending his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 36 games. This moves into a tie for second on the all-time list with Brett Favre. At what point can we start talking about a serious challenge to the record set by Johnny Unitas? It probably would not be a serious challenge unless Drew Brees finishes the season with the streak intact. If intact, the streak would be at 43 games, only four less than the record. Rather than get ahead of ourselves, we can appreciate what Brees has done during this streak.

Through 36 games
Cmp-Att: 993-1,422
Cmp %: 69.8%
Yds: 11,081
TD-Int: 79-43

Brees has had a high of five touchdowns in a game twice during this streak. He passed for five touchdowns on November 30, 2009 against New England (a game in which he posted a perfect passer rating) and October 23, 2011 against Indianapolis. He also scored two rushing touchdowns against Miami on October 25, 2009. He has had two games with at least 400 passing yards or more. Brees has also had 12 games with 350 passing yards or more. He has only been held to less than 200 yards twice during the streak. He has also set the record for most consecutive games with at least 20 completions in a game, an ongoing record at 29 games that began on December 6, 2009.

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-The Saints have been 26-10 in the regular season during the streak.
-During the 2009 season, Drew Brees set the record for the highest completion percentage during a single season. Much of this run occurred within the streak. He also led the NFL in completion percentage in the 2010 season.
-Drew Brees has tied Dan Marino's record for most consecutive seasons with 4,000+ passing yards and 30+ touchdown passes (3). He's on pace to break that record this season. He is also on pace to pass for 5,000 yards this season, a mark he hit in 2008 when he passed for 5,069 yards (second to only Dan Marino).
-Drew Brees and the Saints went to the playoffs in consecutive seasons (2009 and 2010). They won Super Bowl XLIV and Brees was the MVP of that game.
-During the streak, Brees has had 24 games with at least two touchdown passes. Comparably, Favre had 20 games with at least two touchdown passes during his 36-game streak. Unitas had 30 games with at least two touchdown passes during his 47-game streak.
-Prior to the start of the streak, Brees had no touchdown passes against the Buffalo Bills on September 27, 2009 or the New York Jets on September 27, 2009. Before the September 27 matchup in Buffalo, Brees was working on a 12 consecutive game streak in which he had a touchdown pass. His previous streak began on October 26, 2008 against the San Diego Chargers.

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:21 PM
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Took care of the title for ya. Nice info, BTW. I like Brees, thought San Diego should have hung onto him instead of Rivers.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:43 PM
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Default Flutie ... I mean Brees

Drew passes for 6,000+ yards this season. Straight up CFL numbers these days.
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The streak is now at 39 games and it looks like his production would have to drop off the face of the Earth for him not to own the single season passing yards record. Brees is projected to hit 5,375 yards right now at his current pace. I made an error in my original chart by awarding him an extra 100 yards that he didn't get. This is what he looks like now for 39 games.

Cmp-Att: 1,073-1,539
Cmp %: 69.7%
Yards: 12,008
TD-INT: 88-43
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Don't forget about Dave Krieg. He had a long consecutive-games-with-a-touchdown-pass streak in his career too. At one point he was #2 behind only Unitas.

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Brees is only four games behind Unitas now and he's going to have to wait until the 2012 season to make a run at the record. No one has ever been this close.
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