Listed below are NFL records and milestones set by QB Drew Brees during the 2012 regular season provided by NFL public relations:
*Threw at least one touchdown pass in 54 consecutive games, the longest streak in NFL history, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer JOHNNY UNITAS (47 games, 1956-60) in Week 4.
*Became first player in NFL history with at least 40 touchdown passes in consecutive seasons.
*Joined BRETT FAVRE (nine) and PEYTON MANNING (seven) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with at least five seasons with 30+ touchdown passes.
*Led the NFL with 43 touchdown passes, tying Favre and Pro Football Hall of Famers LEN DAWSON, Unitas and STEVE YOUNG for the most seasons leading the league in touchdown passes (four).
*Has passed for at least three touchdowns in 54 career games, joining Peyton Manning (73), Favre (72), Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (62) and TOM BRADY (53) as the only players in NFL history with at least 50 such games.
*Passed for 5,177 yards, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history with consecutive 5,000-yard seasons and three career 5,000-yard seasons. He is the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for 15,000 yards in a three-year span (15,273).
*Moved into eighth place all-time with 45,919 career passing yards.
*Passed for at least four touchdowns and 300 yards in 18 career games (4 in 2012), surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (16) for the most such games in NFL history.
*Registered the 67th 300-yard passing game of his career in Week 17, the second-most such games in NFL history (Peyton Manning, 72).
*In Week 8, he recorded his 300th career touchdown pass in his 161st game, tying New England’s Brady (161) for the third-fewest games to reach the mark in league annals.
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