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Saints' Brees TD Pass Streak Far Behind Johnny Unitas'

Johnny Unitas' statue outside Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium
Johnny Unitas' statue outside Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium

COOL BREES: New Orleans Saints quarterback DREW BREES has thrown a touchdown pass in 29 consecutive games, including the first two games in 2011. 

With a touchdown pass against the Houston Texans this Sunday, Brees can tie Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (30) for the third-most consecutive games with a touchdown pass in NFL history. Pro Football Hall of Famer JOHNNY UNITAS holds the record, passing for a touchdown in 47 consecutive games from 1956-1960.

The most consecutive games with a touchdown pass in NFL history: 

PLAYER / TEAM / YEARS / CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH TD PASS
Johnny Unitas / Baltimore Colts / 1956-1960 / 47
Brett Favre / Green Bay Packers / 2002-2004 / 36
Dan Marino / Miami Dolphins / 1985-1987 / 30
Drew Brees / New Orleans Saints / 2009-present / 29*
Dave Krieg / Seattle Seahawks / 1983-1985 / 28

*Active streak