NEW ORLEANS – Ten times before Sunday, Drew Brees has passed for five touchdowns in a game. Each of those times, his team won.
Brees’ NFL-record 11th game of five passing scores was not enough on Sunday as the Saints fell 48-46 to the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Brees already had the NFL record for most games with 5+ touchdown passes. Peyton Manning is second with nine games.
Brees also became the eighth player in NFL history – and the...