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Drew Brees Breaks Johnny Unitas Record, Colston Eclipses Saints TD Record

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Record-setting pass comes on a 40-yard touchdown to Devery Henderson in the 1st quarter of Sunday night's game against the Chargers.

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With a 40-yard completion to WR Devery Henderson, Drew Brees has now set a new NFL record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass (48).

He broke the previous record of 47, held by Johnny Unitas (and Brees), that had stood since Unitas originally set it, 11 games into the 1960 season.

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And in other record-setting news, Marques Colston now has 3 touchdown catches on the night, making him the new all-time team leader in touchdown receptions with 51, passing Joe "Hollywood" Horn.