Drew Brees sets NFL single-game completion percentage record, too

AP

Add another record to Drew Brees‘ night.

Brees, who set the NFL’s all-time record for career passing touchdowns record, completed 29 of 30 passes for 307 yards and four touchdowns. That gave him the single-game NFL record for completion percentage in a game, with a minimum of 25 attempts.

Philip Rivers went 28-of-29 for 259 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-10 victory over the Cardinals on Nov. 25, 2018.

Brees’ .966 completion percentage betters Rivers’ .9655.

Brees’ third touchdown of the night, which came in the third quarter, broke Peyton Manning’s all-time passing touchdowns record. Brees added another before leaving, giving him 541 for his career.

Manning had 539 and Tom Brady has 538.

Teddy Bridgewater replaced Brees with 3:56 remaining and the Saints leading 34-7.

Brees is 58-of-70 for 658 yards, nine touchdowns and no interceptions in his past two games. That’s an 82.8 percent completion percentage and a 145.4 passer rating.

29 responses to “Drew Brees sets NFL single-game completion percentage record, too

  1. Reich is a class act but the Colts have bad karma. Moving the franchise. Bill Polian changing NFL rules to help Manning, sucking for Luck, and then dumping Manning. The Deflategate hoax. Not to mention their current owner.

  2. This league is such a joke. Of course he has the most amazing performance on MNF in a national TV game. When will everyone wake up that this league is 100% staged.
    Remember when Brees was terrible and they had to change the rules to help him? And they keep changing them? Doubtful from all you sychophants.
    Brees is the most stat-centric person I’ve ever seen. Couldn’t give a crap about winning, just needs to pile on the stats.

  3. Manning did it in less games and nearly 1000 less attempts. Manning is the true GOAT even if he doesn’t have all the rings.

  4. LOL the fool comment above about Deflate Gate…proven real, fines and punishments issued. Proven to be cheaters are your pats.

    Everyone knows this. Deal.

  5. Brees did it without HGH being delivered to his house.

    TribeOfOne says:

    December 16, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Manning did it in less games and nearly 1000 less attempts. Manning is the true GOAT even if he doesn’t have all the rings.

  6. Based upon what we saw in person tonight at the game, there will be an ongoing upping of the TD record between Brees and Brady until one retires.

  7. It’s a crazy stat considering how many tds Peyton threw even though he had to sit one season. And his last season his arm wasn’t what it was.

  8. TribeOfOne says:
    December 16, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Manning did it in less games and nearly 1000 less attempts. Manning is the true GOAT even if he doesn’t have all the rings.
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    “… even if he doesn’t have all the rings.”

    It’s all about the rings. Ask Eli.

  9. u4iadman says:
    December 16, 2019 at 11:28 pm
    LOL the fool comment above about Deflate Gate…proven real,

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    Someone who thinks lowered PSI was ‘proven’ and calling someone else a fool.

    I see what you did there. Ha!

  10. Why can’t fans appreciate a QB like Brees even if they like another QB more? I think Brady and Manning are better, but I don’t have to tear down Brees’ greatness in the process.

  11. scoocha says:
    December 16, 2019 at 11:18 pm
    This league is such a joke. Of course he has the most amazing performance on MNF in a national TV game. When will everyone wake up that this league is 100% staged.
    Remember when Brees was terrible and they had to change the rules to help him? And they keep changing them? Doubtful from all you sychophants.
    Brees is the most stat-centric person I’ve ever seen. Couldn’t give a crap about winning, just needs to pile on the stats.

    You are correct, the Refs have been jobbing the Saints for years, that makes any and all individual accomplishments even more significant.

  12. this brady / belichick fan says congratulations to the Great Drew Brees. If he outlasts brady and keeps the all time td record good for him. I hope it comes down to those two in the bowl like it should have last year.

  13. joker65 says:
    December 17, 2019 at 11:57 am
    If you think the league is fixed, why on earth are you even watching it?
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    So they can cry and whine and stomp their feet and hold their breath until their faces turn blue.

  14. Brees, who set the NFL’s all-time record for career passing touchdowns record
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    This is a false statement, this is only referring to regular season only, therefore it is not “all-time record”, Brady dwarfs Brees when you add in post season stats.

  15. u4iadman says:
    December 16, 2019 at 11:28 pm
    LOL the fool comment above about Deflate Gate…proven real, fines and punishments issued. Proven to be cheaters are your pats.

    Everyone knows this. Deal.
    ———-
    Proven real? What fairy-tale world are you living in? I suppose the Earth really is flat and science doesn’t exist. Where are those random PSI testings that the league has been hiding? I wonder why they haven’t released that data…

  16. m8gaman says:
    December 17, 2019 at 1:22 pm
    Brees, who set the NFL’s all-time record for career passing touchdowns record
    ——
    This is a false statement, this is only referring to regular season only, therefore it is not “all-time record”, Brady dwarfs Brees when you add in post season stats.

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    Urm, wat? LOL. You realize this takes post season into account, right? It’s a “Career Record”, which includes ALL games played.

  17. dindab says:
    December 17, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    m8gaman says:
    December 17, 2019 at 1:22 pm
    Brees, who set the NFL’s all-time record for career passing touchdowns record
    ——
    This is a false statement, this is only referring to regular season only, therefore it is not “all-time record”, Brady dwarfs Brees when you add in post season stats.

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    Urm, wat? LOL. You realize this takes post season into account, right? It’s a “Career Record”, which includes ALL games played.

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    Urm, except when it doesn’t. Maybe the article could have been clearer – but Brady has 611 total TD passes (highest of all) when counting playoffs. Manning has 579, Brees has 574. Typically, when it comes to records like this, they separate Regular Season stats from Playoff stats. Makes for an “apples to apples” comparison as the number of playoff games played can vary widely through a career dependent on the fortunes of your team – but a regular season is the same for everyone, hence it is the benchmark used. Brees is the new leader.

  18. elvoid says:
    December 17, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Urm, except when it doesn’t. Maybe the article could have been clearer – but Brady has 611 total TD passes (highest of all) when counting playoffs. Manning has 579, Brees has 574. Typically, when it comes to records like this, they separate Regular Season stats from Playoff stats. Makes for an “apples to apples” comparison as the number of playoff games played can vary widely through a career dependent on the fortunes of your team – but a regular season is the same for everyone, hence it is the benchmark used. Brees is the new leader.
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    I get your point and agree that’s how the NFL looks at it. However, the number of regular season games played also varies widely, based on injuries, suspensions, years in the league, time spent as a 2nd, 3rd or 4th string player sitting behind a veteran player waiting for a chance to start. In Brady’s case, he didn’t get to start until week 3 in 2001, his second year, when he beat the Colts the first time by 31 points(3 weeks later he beat them again by 21 points). Aaron Rodgers sat behind Favre. Peyton Manning started immediately. And so on. You’re never going to get a true apples to apples comparison, so they might as well combine regular and post season stats for a complete record, otherwise it’s not an “all-time” or “career” record.

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