Drew Brees Breaks Unitas Record Consecutive TD Games – October 7, 2012
Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints is the current holder of the NFL record for the most consecutive games with a touchdown pass. His streak of 54 games started on October 26, 2008 and lasted until November 29, 2012. He broke Johnny Unitas’s record of 47 games on October 7, 2012. Unitas’s record stood for almost 50 years. He first set the record on December 6, 1958. At that time the record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass was 24, but Unitas kept throwing touchdown passes, extending the record until it reached 47 games on December 4, 1960.
Brees’s streak coincided with a run by Tom Brady. On the day that Brees’s streak ended 54, Brady had thrown a touchdown in 43 consecutive games, but Brady’s streak ended at 52 games when he got shut out on October 6, 2013.