Brees entered the game having thrown a touchdown in 54 consecutive games, an NFL record. He passed Johnny Unitas earlier this season by throwing a touchdown against the Chargers, passing Unitas’ mark of 47 straight games with a touchdown pass.
Brees’ failure to complete a touchdown pass on Thursday night means that Brady now owns the longest active streak. The Pats’ quarterback has thrown for a touchdown in 43 straight games, dating back to Week 1 of the 2010 season. The last time Brady did not throw a touchdown in a regular-season game was Week 17 of 2009, the game in which Wes Welker suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first quarter and Brady split time with Brian Hoyer.
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