New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees throws touchdown passes. Quite often, in fact. Brees also stays healthy, which enables him to toss those TD passes game after game after game.
Brees will enter the 2012 season within range of a long-standing NFL record that once appeared untouchable.
Brees has thrown a TD pass in 43 consecutive games, just four shy of tying the legendary Johnny Unitas’ record that has stood for more than half a century.
Last season, Brees shot past Dave Krieg (27 consecutive games), hall-of-famer Dan Marino (30) and future HOF’er Brett Favre (36) in the record books, ending the season with a TD connection in 43 straight.
Here’s how the first quarter of the 2012 season looks for Brees and the Saints:
Week 1 vs. Washington Redskins
The Redskins allowed 14 TD passes in the second half of the season, although they shut out Eli Manning and Matt Moore in that stretch.
Brees last faced the Redskins in Week 13 of the 2009 season, throwing 2 TD passes (and 1 INT) to extend...