November 5, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Easgles 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Drew Brees builds on his consecutive passing record

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees extended his consecutive touchdown passing record last night as well as another in the victory over the Philadelphia Eagles last night.

Brees completed a one-yard pass to wide receiver Marques Colston for a touchdown and now has 51 consecutive passes for a touchdown.  This continues the record that Johnny Unitas once held and was once thought to not only be unbreakable, but definitely not surpassed.

Another streak he has going is an NFL-record 44 games of 20 or more completions.  Last night, Brees had 21 completions for 239 yards and two touchdowns.  His passer rating was 128.2

To keep these records going, Brees will have to be on his game as they face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.  The Falcons defense has been doing well with rushing the passer and currently have the 14th ranked passing defense.

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