Tom Brady now one touchdown pass behind Drew Brees’ career record

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees is the NFL’s all-time record holder for career touchdown passes. After Sunday night, he might not be.

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is currently at 555 career touchdown passes, just one behind Brees’ NFL record career total of 556.

Brees and the Saints play the Panthers on Sunday afternoon, where Brees may add to his record. But he could lose the record on Sunday night, when Brady and the Buccaneers are in Las Vegas to take on the Raiders.

Brees broke the all-time record, which was previously owned by Peyton Manning, last year, with Brady close behind. Brady has made up some ground on Brees this year: Brady has 14 touchdown passes this season to nine for Brees.

Brady and Brees may find themselves in a situation where they’re both breaking each other’s record on a regular basis. That would be reminiscent of the 1983 Major League Baseball season, when pitchers Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton both broke the previous career strikeout record, and then proceeded to trade the lead back and forth 14 times over the course of that season.

Brees will own the record on Sunday afternoon, Brady may own it on Sunday night, and then Brees could take it back the following Sunday before Brady gets a chance to break it again the next Monday night. It may go back and forth like this for the rest of the season.

46 responses to “Tom Brady now one touchdown pass behind Drew Brees’ career record

  1. And here is his real, selfish desire.

    Truth.
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    Even the Pats haters are not as jealous of Brady as you are. It’s quite telling.

    Truth!

  2. Im a Brees fan, a true WhoDat, and I can admit that when they were all at their peaks Peyton Manning was the best of all 3. I respect the rings, but I also respect the MVPs and the undefeated eye test.

  3. I don’t know if he will own it. Brees is playing Carolina who he owns and Brady is playing the underrated Raiders that could be a tougher game for him than Brees. Plus Brees was on his bye week. Eventually Tom has to take one too

  4. bigtimewhodat says:
    October 20, 2020 at 3:44 pm
    Im a Brees fan, a true WhoDat, and I can admit that when they were all at their peaks Peyton Manning was the best of all 3. I respect the rings, but I also respect the MVPs and the undefeated eye test. Hahahahahahahaha quit your job and get into standup comedy!

  5. The Saints have already had their bye week allowing Brady to catch up. It will be back and forth for the next few weeks more than likely, but Brees will either pass him or extend the record whenever the Bucs take their bye in week 13. Factor in they will be playing the Falcons, whose defense is a bottom feeder in almost every category, the same week as the Bucs bye and Brees might take a significant lead in the race.

  6. It’s nice to see TBpick6 known for something other than ints.
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    Have to love when people try way too hard.

  7. Stop saying “truth” and “fact” every time you state an opinion. You sound like idiots!

    This is a meaningless record, especially considering Brady has played 10 more games than Brees.
    Celebrate the longevity of greatness of both players. After both retire, then decide on whom was the better QB.

  8. Big deal!!!! They are both still playing talk about this after the season.
    What are you gonna do each week show who has the record??
    Brees will be leading at season end. Once he gets his number 1 back they will get on a roll.

  9. Not to mention Brady has played in what? 10 or 12 more games? Factor that at 2 per game and it isn’t even close.
    Brady has played in a cupcake division his entire career so that doesn’t hurt.

  10. Here is the unforetold truth about Drew Brees’ stats. He never missed a full season in his entire NFL career, he was never suspended four games over a fake outrage air pressure investigation, and he has played the vast majority of his games in a dome. When he was not playing in his own dome, he was playing in the Falcons’ dome. Peyton Manning had the same benefit. This is partially why both quarterbacks choked in the post-season multiple times. In fewer regular season games played, Brees has also thrown more interceptions. This is why career stats can be entirely misleading.

  11. Calvin Hobbes says:
    October 20, 2020 at 4:01 pm
    Aaron Rodgers is the GOAT> Prove me wrong:

    Yes, he’s a goat when you need a hero.

  12. Not to mention Brady has played in what? 10 or 12 more games? Factor that at 2 per game and it isn’t even close.
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    Factor in Brees has played almost half of his games in a controlled environment. Do you not think that helps? Both are great players but the 10 more games factor is pretty weak.

  13. One positive thing I will say about Brady, Peyton, Favre, and Brees is that at least they all started their careers when quarterbacks could get sacked at their knees, illegal contact flags were rarely ever thrown, and defenders were allowed to use their full body weight to sack the quarterback. I remember the hit Brady took against Nate Clements in 2001, all the sacks on Brett Favre, and the time Peyton suffered a neck injury against the Redskins in 2006. By the time Rodgers started his career in 2008, professional football was no longer real football. This is why a lot of average quarterbacks are breaking records nowadays. Nick Foles threw 7 touchdowns against the Raiders not that long ago.

  14. bostonblows says:
    October 20, 2020 at 3:56 pm
    It’s nice to see TBpick6 known for something other than ints.

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    If Brady threw 57 ints this year, he’d still be trailing Brees (in more games played)

  15. Brees has ONE SB win and it was a decade ago. If he could have thrown some of these TDs in games that mattered I’d be more impressed.

  16. bigtimewhodat says: “I can admit that when they were all at their peaks Peyton Manning was the best of all 3. I respect the rings, but I also respect the MVPs and the undefeated eye test.”

    = = = = = = = =

    Maybe you can explain to me why Manning got eliminated in the first round of the playoff NINE freakin’ times?! Oftentimes his team went into postseason as the number one seed, meaning they had to play the lowest seeded team. The point of doing well in regular season is to set yourself up for advantage in the postseason. And yet, he failed NINE times. He and Brees can keep all the records they want, the only record I care about is Brady’s playoff wins.

  17. Even Aaron Rodgers once said having a winning record in regular season to just to earn paychecks and it is in the postseason that you build your legacy. Basically he could be talking about Brady.

  18. touchback6 says:
    October 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm
    And here is his real, selfish desire.

    Truth.
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    Yeah, trying to be the best at what you do is such disgusting behavior.

    Put aside the hate and football fans should all take the gift. Having two guys of this level dueling it down the stretch adds an exciting little sideshow to the season.

  19. It’s disingenuous to call it “career” touchdowns. Careers also include the postseason. Using that measuring stick, Brady holds the TD record by a country mile. I never understood why post season, where athletes really earn their legacies, are not included in these totals. Yes, I understand some teams make the playoffs and others don’t. However, unless you match every players’ stats up based on the same number of games player across the board it will never really be a true contest.

  20. I can prove you wrong Hobbes …

    Rodgers has the same amount of championships as Namath, Dawson, Stabler, Theismann, Williams, Hostetler, Rypien, Young, Favre, Warner, Dilfer, Johnson, Brees, Flacco, Wilson and Foles.

    Brady and Brees want to get another championship but if they fail this season, like Rivers in Indy, they need to retire.

  21. How about we compare pass attempts? Brees has a current total of 10,337 pass attempts, while Brady has 10,211 pass attempts. In fewer passes, Brady has a higher touchdown percentage, fewer interceptions, and a higher touchdown to interception career ratio. There’s nothing wrong with running the ball. This is something else to think about.

  22. @bigtimewhodat

    No just no. Peak Brady was better than peak Manning or peak Brees. Just look when the games counted the most, the playoffs. The only reason Manning has 2 SB’s is because of his defenses, because during both SB runs, he was absolutely terrible in the playoffs. With Indy, he threw more INT’s than TD’s. You can even argue that in the playoffs, Eli was better than Peyton.

  23. “But was Brees ever suspended for cheating?” No he wasn’t, BUT neither was Brady! TB 12 was suspended because the NFL didn’t understand footballs lose pressure in cold weather, besides the NFL admitted in Federal Court they had no evidence against Tom.

  24. dwhite11 says:
    October 20, 2020 at 3:42 pm
    And here is his real, selfish desire.

    Truth.
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    Even the Pats haters are not as jealous of Brady as you are. It’s quite telling.

    Truth!

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    Meh is jealous that Tom chose Gisele over him

  25. I respect the rings, but I also respect the MVPs and the undefeated eye test.

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    I understand, you love those plays in which only WR can see the balls.

  26. ‘Brady has played in a cupcake division his entire career so that doesn’t hurt’

    And he plays outdoors while Brees plays in a dome. Brady has better stats when he plays indoors, as does every QB.

  27. doesn’t matter who ends career with most tds. brees is a great qb, yes had advantage of being a dome qb but still second only to the GOAT.

  28. deadinbed says:
    October 20, 2020 at 6:14 pm
    But was Brees ever suspended for cheating? ******
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    No but he gets pulled to give Taysom Hill snaps, that’s gotta be just as bad.

  29. Gosh, if you ever want to measure Tom Bradys greatness you can just count up how many guys are threatened by it.

  30. Brees missed 4 games last season after he had taken the lead..

    At this point though its just which one retires last.

  31. Post-season: Brady, 73 TD passes; Brees, 34. Every team sport separates regular season and post-season numbers. The reason (duh!): The number of regular season games for each team is fixed and equal and the number of post-season games is not. Keep the stats separate.

  32. I know one thing, if Brady ever moves to #1 in all time TD passes, they aren’t going to stop the game to celebrate that accomplishment.

  33. Brady still most yards, TD passes, wins, and playoff wins ever. Yawn Baldy Brees nothing compared to the GOAT

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