New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has tied the NFL’s single-game touchdown record with his seventh score of the day.
Down 49–42 in the fourth quarter against the Giants, Brees connected with running back C.J. Spiller for a 9-yard score to tie the game at 49–49 with 36 seconds to go.
Brees is one of seven players to throw seven touchdown passes in a game, joining Sid Luckman (1943), Adrian Burke (1954), George Blanda (1961), Y.A. Tittle (1962), Joe Kapp (1969) Peyton Manning (2013) and Nick Foles (2013).
Adding Brees’s seven scores to Giants quarterback Eli Manning’s six, the game broke the record for most combined touchdown passes in a game with 13, previously set in 1969 by the Saints and St. Louis Rams.
The two sides combined for over 1,000 yards.
- Kenny Ducey