Drew Brees Ties NFL Record With 7 TDs In Single Game
New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees had a huge game on Sunday (Nov. 1) against the Giants, becoming just the eighth quarterback in NFL history to throw for seven touchdowns in a single game.
Brees reached the milestone with a 9-yard TD pass to running back C.J. Spiller late in the fourth quarter, which gave the Saints a 49-49 tie with the New York Giants. Then, they took the win, 52-49, via a last-second field goal by Kai Forbath.
The QB finished with 511 yards passing and just one interception as the two teams combined for 101 points -- the third highest total in NFL history.
"Oh, man, I've never been a part of something like that. ... One of the craziest games I've ever been a part of," Brees said after the game.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw for six TDs of his own, allowing him to pass both Joe Montana and Vinny Testaverde for No. 10 on the NFL's all-time list for touchdowns thrown.
With 276 career touchdowns, Manning will need to reach 290 TDs to reach Johnny Unitas (No. 9) and 291 for Warren Moon (No. 8).