New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke two NFL records on Monday Night Football in Week 15.
Brees threw his record 540th touchdown pass to tight end Josh Hill in the third quarter. The first two went to Michael Thomas and Tre’Quan Smith. He then padded his record in the fourth quarter with a touchdown pass to Taysom Hill.
The other record Brees broke was that of the single-game completion percentage. He connected on 29 of 30 passes. That is good for a 96.7 percent completion rate.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Brees can break yet another record against the Tennessee Titans in Week 16.
By the way, Drew Brees also set the NFL record for single-game completion percentage (96.7%) Monday night, completing 29 of his 30 passes, including his final 22. Brees can set the NFL record for consecutive completions Sunday at Tennessee if he completes his first four passes.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 17, 2019
Along with these records, receiver Michael Thomas also had his moment in the Week 15 matchup with the Colts. He set the franchise record for catches in a season on Monday, and now has 133 on the year.
Thomas now only needs 11 catches to pass Marvin Harrison for most receptions by any player in a single season. Being that he already has six games with 11 or more receptions in 2019, it seems incredibly likely he will surpass the record, barring injury.
It is worth noting that Tom Brady is also chasing the all-time touchdown record. He is currently one behind Peyton Manning, at 538 TD passes. Brady will be gunning for Brees’ new record as neither quarterback has designs on retiring soon.
Brees can set another record on Sunday, December 22 against the Titans. Brady can surpass Manning’s record on Saturday, December 21 against the Buffalo Bills.
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