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Drew Brees breaks Peyton Manning’s touchdown record

Drew Brees continues his assault on the record books, this time topping Peyton Manning’s TD record.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees warms up against the Indianapolis Colts prior to kickoff at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Brees continues his assault on the record book, as he tosses his 540th touchdown, breaking Peyton Manning’s record. His third touchdown of the night and record breaker went to tight end Josh Hill.

Brees amazingly is 27-of-28 for 281 yards with touchdown passes to Hill, Michael Thomas and Tre’Quan Smith. He has been absolutely unstoppable all game. His main target has been Thomas, who has caught 11-of-11 targets for 130 yards and a touchdown as he marches his way to the record for most receptions in a season.

Tom Brady remains in the hunt for the all-time touchdown record, as he has 538, but the way he’s playing and with the receivers he has right now, Brees should be able to pull away from Brady as the Saints try to garner a No. 2 seed and a bye week for the playoffs.