Purdue product Drew Brees breaks NFL record

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Former Purdue star and current New Orleans QB Drew Brees set an NFL record Sunday night by throwing a touchdown pass for the 48th consecutive game. The record, previously held by NFL Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas, stood since 1960. Brees set the record on 40-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter of Sunday’s 31-24 victory over San Diego, Brees’ old team (Watch the TD | Brees talks record).

The record-setting performance was extra sweet because it came in a winning effort, New Orleans’ first in the opening five weeks. Brees also had one of the better days of his career, completing 29-of-45 passes (64 percent) for 370 yards and four touchdowns.

It’s Brees’ record, of course, but another former Big Ten quarterback is on his heels. Michigan product Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass Sunday for the 37th consecutive game, making him and Brees the only players ever to get within 10 of Unitas’ record that stood for more than a half-century.

As expected, people went to Twitter to congratulate Brees on his record. Here are some of the tweets:

And Brees hit Twitter to thank all of his fans:

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lou.loves. n.o. on 10/10/2012 @ 9:47pm EDT Said:

Awesome job!! Congrats Drew.
Don’t vmind the old farts and their jealousy and sour grapes . They had chance to do it and didn’t.

Congrats on new baby…….God bless all of you

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