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Drew Brees Passes Brett Favre for Second-Most Passing TDs in NFL History

The magic number on Sunday was 509.

The climb continues for Drew Brees, as the legend surpassed Brett Favre for the second-most passing touchdowns in on the NFL history in the second quarter of the New Orleans Saints’ 51-14 victory at the Cincinnati Bengals.

Brees recorded his 509th career passing touchdown on a 17-yard pass to Michael Thomas and the Saints (8-1) amassed an impressive 509 yards of offense in the dominating victory at the Bengals (5-4).

Brees had an incredibly efficient outing, finishing 22-of-25 for 265 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Brees also added a one-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Thomas recorded eight receptions for 70 yards and two touchdowns. Brees threw his other touchdown pass to Mark Ingram on a 28-yard pass in the second quarter.

Ingram paid homage to recently signed but injured wide receiver Dez Bryant with his touchdown celebration.

Brees is now only behind Peyton Manning (539) on the all-time list. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is third with 505 touchdowns.

Already this season, Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in completions and passing yards.

The Saints remain in first place of the NFC South and are a half game back of the Los Angeles Rams (9-1) at the top of the conference.

The game was tied at 7 at the end of the first quarter but the Saints stormed away with 44 unanswered points to seal the victory.

Afterwards, Brees praised the defense and raved about the total team effort.

“We felt like it was going to be a huge challenge coming on the road against a really talented AFC North team that’s coming off a bye week. So we were ready to play our best game,” Brees said. “Thus far I think this was probably our most complete performance if you look [at] both sides of the ball.”

The Saints host the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles (4-5) on Nov. 18.

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