NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees has a knack for making history when the only NFL game to watch is being played inside the Superdome.
There was the Sunday night in 2012 when Brees’ 40-yard pass to Devery Henderson gave him touchdown passes in 48 straight games, eclipsing a mark set by Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas half a century earlier. That streak finally ended at 54 games — a mark which still stands.
Six years later, on a Monday night in the dome, Brees broke Peyton Manning’s previous career record of 71,940 yards passing in even more spectacular fashion: a 62-yard touchdown pass to then-rookie Tre’Quan Smith.
Brees entered this weekend three touchdowns shy of breaking Manning’s career touchdowns passing record of 539 as the