Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Quarterbacks with the Most Consecutive Games with a Passing Touchdown

Drew Brees: 54 Straight Games With A Passing Touchdown

Drew Brees: 54 Straight Games With A Passing Touchdown

You didn’t hear much about it, but Tom Brady was on the verge of tying or breaking Drew Brees‘ all-time record for consecutive games with a passing touchdown just a few weeks ago.

Brady had thrown for a touchdown 52 games in a row, when he and the New England Patriots ran into the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5 of this season. The Bengals won 13-6, blanking Brady in the TD department.

Brady needed two more games to catch Brees, the leader at 54.

They are the only two QBs in NFL history to hit their TD targets over 50 games in a row. Only three have done it 40 games in a row (Johnny Unitas).

Below are the 20 longest passing-touchdown streaks ever. More proof that the NFL today is undoubtedly a quarterback league – 13 of the 20 have occurred since 1997. Also, 17 different franchises are represented. This is a stat that’s spread around.

Peyton Manning is about to pass Brett Favre for the third longest passing-TD streak – he’s just one behind. Ben Roethlisberger and Tony Romo also make the list with their active 25-game streaks.

Manning appears twice, but where’s Joe Montana, John Elway, Steve Young, Roger Staubach, Terry Bradshaw, Troy Aikman, Bart Starr and more? A bunch of the greatest QBs of all time didn’t make the cut here.

Updated List: Through Week 14 of 2013.

  QUARTERBACK CONSECUTIVE GAMES FROM TO TEAM(S)
1. Drew Brees  54 Oct. 18, 2009 Nov. 25, 2012 New Orleans Saints
2. Tom Brady  52 Sep. 12, 2010 Sep. 29, 2013 New England Patriots
3. Johnny Unitas 47 Dec. 9, 1956 Dec. 4, 1960 Baltimore Colts
4. Brett Favre  36 Nov. 4, 2002 Nov. 29, 2004 Green Bay Packers
4. Peyton Manning 36 Nov 21, 2010 present Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos
6. Dan Marino  30 Nov. 10, 1985 Nov. 22, 1987 Miami Dolphins
7. Dave Krieg  28 Dec. 11, 1983 Nov. 10, 1985 Seattle Seahawks
8. Peyton Manning  27 Sep. 27, 1998 Dec. 19, 1999 Indianapolis Colts
8. Chris Chandler  27 Sep. 14, 1997 Sep. 12, 1999 Atlanta Falcons
10. Ben Roethlisberger  26 Sep. 9, 2012 present Pittsburgh Steelers
10. Tony Romo  26 Oct. 1, 2012 present Dallas Cowboys
11. Daryle Lamonica  25 Dec. 8, 1968 Nov. 15, 1970 Oakland Raiders
13. Daunte Culpepper  24 Sep. 10, 2000 Nov. 19, 2001 Minnesota Vikings
13. Frank Ryan  24 Dec. 5, 1965 Nov. 5, 1967 Cleveland Browns
15. Philip Rivers  23 Oct. 4, 2009 Nov. 22, 2010 San Diego Chargers
15. Steve McNair  23 Oct. 14, 2001 Nov. 17, 2002 Tennessee Titans
15. Brian Griese  23 Sep. 10, 2001 Oct. 27, 2002 Denver Broncos
15. Kurt Warner  23 Sep. 12, 1999 Oct. 22, 2000 St. Louis Rams
15. Sonny Jurgensen  23 Nov. 27, 1966 Oct. 28, 1968 Washington Redskins
15. Cecil Isbell 23 Nov. 24, 1940 Dec. 6, 1942 Green Bay Packers

* Statistics compiled only  for NFL teams (no AFL) during the regular season. Thanks to my source, pro-football-reference.com and their play index‘s new feature, the “player streak finder.” I ran this query, where you can see every single passing TD streak of 13 games or more (1960-2013).

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Posted on December 8, 2013, in NFL Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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