By Christopher Dabe - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Before this season, only Peyton Manning and Brett Favre had thrown 500 career touchdown passes. Tom Brady became the third player to reach that total two weeks ago against the Indianapolis Colts.
This Sunday (Oct. 21), Drew Brees could become the fourth.
The New Orleans Saints quarterback ended his record night last Monday with 499 career touchdown passes. On that night, the first of the three scoring passes against Washington was the play that put Brees ahead of Manning as the career leader in passing yards, meaning any pass Brees completes for the rest of his career will add to that storied record.
Brees might not have wanted it any other way than for his record-setting pass to also result in points for his team.
“I hope it’s within the framework of winning the game,” Brees said Wednesday (Oct. 17) about the potential for touchdown pass No. 500 to come Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. ...
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