Saints QB Drew Brees Passes Peyton Manning For Most Passing Touchdowns

UPDATE (10:05 p.m. ET): Drew Brees now is in sole possession of first place in passing touchdowns.

The Saints quarterback completed his 540th passing touchdown in the third quarter of Monday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts with a 5-yard pass to Josh Hill.

Peyton Manning held the record with 539. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is on their heels with 538.

(ORIGINAL STORY): Drew Brees really likes breaking records in primetime.

The Saints quarterback surpassed Hall-of-Famer Johnny Unitas’ record of consecutive games with a touchdown pass in 2012 when he connected in 48 straight games and broke Peyton Manning’s of 71,940 career passing yards just last year. And Brees was at it again when New Orleans took on the Indianapolis Colts on “Monday Night Football.”

In the second quarter on a second-and-8, Brees connected with Tre’Quan Smith 21 yards down the field for his 539th passing touchdown to put him in a first-place tie with Manning.

Take a look at the TD:

Will Brees move into first place by the end of the game? Only time will tell.

Thumbnail photo via Chuck Cook/USA TODAY Sports Images

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