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Drew Brees breaks NFL record with 540th TD pass

By Sports Desk December 16, 2019

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke the NFL record for most career touchdown passes.

Brees moved up in the record books yet again, surpassing Peyton Manning with his 540th TD pass on Monday.

A Super Bowl champion and MVP, 12-time Pro Bowler Brees made history by tallying three scores against the Indianapolis Colts.

Brees – who passed New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (538) in the process – set the record with a five-yard pass to Josh Hill in the third quarter.

Prior to Monday's game, the 40-year-old Brees had 537 career TD passes, 76,577 career passing yards and an NFL-best 67.5 career completion percentage.

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