Drew Brees passes Brett Favre for second-most passing TDs

Drew Brees has outdone himself once again.

The Saints quarterback passed Brett Favre for second-most passing touchdowns in NFL history Sunday, breaking the Hall of Famer’s previous record of 508 with three first-half touchdown passes against the Bengals.

Brees entered Monday’s game with 506 career passing touchdowns.

Brees has boasted a productive season so far, setting three notable records through the first seven weeks of action. He became the NFL’s all-time passing leader in Week 5, surpassing Peyton Manning’s previous record of 71,940 yards with a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith against the Redskins.

He also set an NFL record for most career completions in Week 3, exceeding Favre’s mark of 6,300 as he connected with wide receiver Michael Thomas on a 17-yard pass against the Falcons. 

For now, Manning still holds the NFL record with 539 career touchdown passes.