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Saints' Brees Closer to Johnny Unitas

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Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints threw two more touchdown passes in this past weekend's game, giving him 40 straight games of throwing at least one TD pass. That puts him in elite company with one other great quarterback that has thrown a TD pass in at least 40 straight NFL games. Baltimore Colts legendary QB Johnny Unitas has held the all-time record of 47 straight games, which ended in 1960.

Last week we started this "Unitas Streak Watch" with a story titled, Drew Brees Sneaking Up On Unitas' TD Streak, as Brees left all-time greats Dan Marino and Brett Favre in his dust. Tom Brady continues to chase both Brees and Unitas, as his streak continued in the New England Patriots win last week and now stands at 29 games.

For Brees to catch Unitas, he would need to keep throwing TD passes in seven more consecutive games, which would mean he would tie the streak in week 4 of the 2012 NFL season and possibly break it in the fifth game of next season. While they say records were meant to be broken, this is one record I'd prefer to see stay attached to the Baltimore Colt great.