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Brees gets to within a game of the Unitas record

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Once upon a time, long before the NFL rulebook was rewritten to encourage passing, John Unitas threw at least one touchdown pass in 47 straight games.

Somehow, that record has endured through the modern era of the game.  In two weeks, on Sunday Night Football, it likely will fall.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees got to 46 in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Chiefs, on a nine-yard pass to Lance Moore.

The Saints currently lead, 10-3.

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7 Responses to “Brees gets to within a game of the Unitas record”
  1. butchhickory says: Sep 23, 2012 1:45 PM

    I grew up in Baltimore during the Unitas years. Although Brees is a very good quarterback, Unitas was the greatest ever. I wish Brees luck, but I hope he don’t break the record.

  2. godzilla111111 says: Sep 23, 2012 1:49 PM

    Apples to oranges.

    OLs coudn’t use their hands when 19 played.

  3. kokoskmr says: Sep 23, 2012 2:05 PM

    Good luck to Brees, but it’s a different league now.

  4. yahmule says: Sep 23, 2012 2:12 PM

    Really underlines the brilliance of Johnny U that this record has stood so long.

  5. Max says: Sep 23, 2012 2:24 PM

    Totally different era and totally different game. Hard to compare the two.

  6. uglynora says: Sep 23, 2012 2:40 PM

    He would have another touchdown too, but the officials suck. I’m glad Roger Goodell likes this version of the NFL, but I don’t.

  7. seenoland54 says: Sep 23, 2012 6:58 PM

    Who cares? he LOST to Kansas City!

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