March 6, 2021

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The Battle of The GOATS

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​Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Saints quarterback Drew Brees should be trading touchdown passes back and forth all evening on Sunday; that means that the NFL Career Touchdown Passing record will also be trading back and forth as well. 

The NFL record has been traded this year between the two on three occasions, and those exchanges happened in a matter of two weeks. Sunday’s game will be exciting as two of the toughest NFC South teams will go head to head to battle for divisional supremacy. Additionally, the two quarterbacks will be in the midst of the record battle as the Buccaneers will do all that they can to thwart the Saints attempt to dethrone them from the top of the NFC South as well as preventing the sweep. On the other hand, the New Saints will look to take the top spot in the NFC South and do all that they can to stop a red hot Buccaneers football team.

 Tom Brady enters Week 9 as the all-time leader with 561 career touchdown passes.

The players to hold the NFL record for most career touchdown passes since 1943

  • Sammy Baugh: 187 touchdown passes. Held the record for 18 years and 341 days. (Surpassed by Bobby Lane on 9/32/1962)
  • Bobby Layne 196 touchdown passes. Held the record for 1 year and 356 days. (Surpassed by Y.A. Tittle on 12/1/1963)
  • Y.A. Tittle212 touchdown passes. Held the record for 2 years and 291 days. (Surpassed by Johnny Unitas on 9/18/1966)
  • Johnny Unitas: 290 touchdown passes. Held the record for 9 years and 93 days. (Surpassed by Fran Tarkenton on 12/20/1975)
  • Fran Tarkenton: 342 touchdown passes. Held the record for 19 years and 341 days. (Surpassed by Dan Marino on 11/26/1995)
  • Dan Marino: 420 touchdown passes: held the record for 11 years and 314 days. (Surpassed by Brett Favre on 9/30/2007)
  • Brett Favre: 508 touchdown passes. Held the record for 7 years and 26 days. (Surpassed by Peyton Manning on 10/19/2014)
  • Peyton Manning: 539 touchdown passes. Held the record for 5 years and 58 days. (Surpassed by Drew Brees on 12/16/2019)
  • Drew Brees: 558 touchdown passes. Held the record for 314 days. (Surpassed by Tom Brady on 10/25/ 2020)
  • Tom Brady: 559 touchdown passes. Held the record for 7 days. (Surpassed by Drew Brees on 11/1/2020)
  • Drew Brees: 560 touchdown passes. Held the record for 1 day. (Surpassed by Tom Brady on 11/2/2020

 

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