On a Sunday night alongside the cheers from a very loud crowd Drew Brees became the fifth quarterback in NFL history to reach 400 touchdown passes. He achieved this goal with an 80-yard pass to C.J Spiller in overtime to beat the Dallas Cowboys with a score of 26-20.
At first the game began slow with the Saints and Cowboys trading scores, and if kicker Zach Hocker makes the 30-yard field goal in regulation Brees might not have reached said milestone.
Once the game went into overtime though Brees did what he does best and connected with Spiller 20-yards down the sideline thus cementing his place in the record books.
The 400 touchdowns places Brees alongside Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Dan Marino and Tom Brady but Brees is the only one to reach this goal in 205 games which is the shortest amount of time.
Brees entered the NFL in 2001 as a second round pick with the San Diego Chargers. He played five seasons with them until an injury landed him in free agency leading him to join the New Orleans Saints. Where in 2009 a Brees lead Saints went onto win the teams first ever Super Bowl.
Brees can also reach another milestone this season. Currently he is fourth on the all-time passing yardage list and if he ends this season with 3,967 he will reach 60,000 for his career. Brees also needs 21 more touchdowns this season to pass Marino for third all-time and if the Saints continue like this he just might.