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NFL Records and Milestones Reached in 2012 by Drew Brees

Posted by NewOrleansSaints.com on 01/03/2013 – 11:39 pm

Listed below are NFL records and milestones set by QB Drew Brees during the 2012 regular season provided by NFL public relations:

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*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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7 Responses to “NFL Records and Milestones Reached in 2012 by Drew Brees”

  1. By Jonathan Smith on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Drew Brees is the BEST quarterback in the NFL today !! #Brees4President!!!

  2. By kevin audibert on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    i’m very happy for you Drew . Keep up the great work that you are doing .The WHO DAT NATION is greatfull for you being here .We all love you .Thanks and GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

  3. By Michelle on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS Drew……your the man with a master plan. Now take a break, but not so long. Cause were next season is right around the corner. Believe me buddy when i say…..We’re going all the way……WHO DAT!!!!

  4. By Michael staines on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Well done mate. For all your achievements . I live in Birmingham UK . And i try to catch all saints and LSU games.
    All the best.

  5. By Toni Alexander on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    All this from a player that everyone thought was washed up when he injured his shoulder. Way to go Drew!!!

  6. By Vanessa Courville on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    You are one awesome football player

  7. By Alyssa Ravanelli on Jan 25, 2013 | Reply

    How is this guy not nominated for MVP? He should be! We’re going all the way next year!

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