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Analyzing Drew's Streak

With Drew Brees tied with Brett Favre for the second longest streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass, how does Brees compare with Favre during that streak?  Drew Brees began his streak on Sunday, October 18, 2009 against the New York Giants and it remains active at 36 games.  Brett Favre saw his streak begin on Monday, November 4, 2002.  Favre's last game in the streak was Monday, November 29, 2004, a game in which he tossed three touchdown passes against the St. Louis Rams.  The Philadelphia Eagles ended Favre's streak on Sunday, December 5, 2004.  The comparison of streaks is below.

Brett Favre's 36-Game Streak

Cmp-Att:  740-1,164

Cmp%:  63.6%

Yds:  8,154

TD-Int:  67-44

Drew Brees' 36-Game Streak

Cmp-Att:  993-1,422

Cmp%:  69.8%

Yds:  11,081

TD-Int:  79-43

Through comparable 36-game streaks, the statistics favor the streak displayed by Drew Brees.  Drew Brees still has a long way to go to tie the record set by Johnny Unitas.  During the record setting streak, Unitas passed for 10,645 yards and 102 touchdowns over a streak that lasted from December 9, 1956 until December 4, 1960.  While we are not at the point where the serious discussion can begin, people should be keeping an eye on the streak.

During the streak, Brees finished the 2009 season with the record for the highest single season completion percentage, set an NFL record most consecutive games with 20+ pass completions (ongoing), set an NFL record for most consecutive games with 350+ passing yards, tied Dan Marino's record for most consecutive seasons with 4000+ passing yards and 30+ touchdowns (he's on pace to break this record), as well as setting other franchise records.  The reality of the situation is that we have been witnessing something incredible without realizing it.

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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