Drew Brees set an NFL record on Sunday night for consecutive games with a touchdown pass, surpassing Hall of Famer John Unitas’ mark of 47 straight, set from 1956-60. A week prior, Brees tied the record Sunday at Green Bay when he threw for three scores. Brees broke the record with a 40-yard touchdown pass to Devery Henderson which cemented his name in the record books with 48 straight touchdown passes in consecutive games. The special mark was also seen by suspended Saints coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant head coach Joe Vitt who were granted special permission by the NFL to attend the game in person.
Brees made it clear prior to the game that he was quite pleased with the fact that Payton, Vitt, and Loomis would be able to attend the memorable evening.
“And the fact that we have the opportunity to break the Johnny Unitas record, and I say ‘we’ because it is a team deal, and Joe Vitt is a part of that, Sean Payton is a part of that, and Mickey Loomis is a part of that. They are all a part of that, and I felt like they certainly deserved the opportunity to be there in attendance and share that moment with us.”