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Drew Brees On The Verge Of Making History Again; Closing In On Johnny Unitas’ Record

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Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

The New Orleans Saints are 0-3 to start the season as they were defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. If there is one bright spot for the Saints it is the play of quarterback Drew Brees. Brees has been keeping the Saints in games but unfortunately they continue to come up short.

Despite the 0-3 start Brees is having a good season and is close to making history again. If you recall, last season Brees broke Dan Marino’s single season passing record when he threw for 5,476 yards. This season Brees is closing in on hall of famer Johnny Unitas’ record of 47 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass.

In Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs Brees threw his first touchdown in the first quarter to wide receiver Lance Moore. With that first quarter touchdown Brees’ streak of consecutive games with at least one touchdown stretched to 46 games, one game shy of tying Unitas’ record.

Brees can tie Unitas’ record this Sunday when the Saints visit Lambeau field to square off against the Green Bay Packers. The Packers boast an impressive defense but I think it would be difficult even for the Packers to slow down Brees.

I know Brees will be able to get at least one touchdown pass against the Packers since the Saints’ offensive line is one of the best in the NFL and the Saints boast an impressive offense. If Brees can get a touchdown pass against the Packers he will tie Unitas’ record and set up some drama for a potential record-breaking performance.

If Brees ties Unitas’ record against the Packers then that means he could potentially break the record the following week when the Saints host the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers is the team that essentially gave up on Brees in 2005 in favor of quarterback Phillip Rivers. Since leaving San Diego Brees has flourished into an elite quarterback and has really shown the Chargers what they missed out on.

Brees could break the record against his former team and hopefully the Saints can secure a victory in the process. While breaking records is a nice individual accolade it does not mean much to a team that is 0-3. I am sure Brees cares more about his team’s record than breaking records and the Saints’ leader puts a lot of the blame on himself.

However, if anyone can put the Saints back on track it is the record-breaking quarterback and I know Brees will get the Saints going this season.


Alejandro Aviles is the Featured Writer for the New Orleans Saints at Rant Sports @aaviles312