Hall of Fame gets Brees’ record-setting football

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has received the football Drew

Brees threw to eclipsed Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas’

record of 47 consecutive games with a touchdown pass.

Brees broke the record with a 40-yard pass to Devery Henderson

during a 31-24 victory over San Diego on Sunday night, marking

Brees’ 48th straight game with a scoring pass, a streak that began

on Oct. 18 2009 in a victory over the New York Giants.

Before Brees began closing in the mark late last season, no

quarterback had come within 10 games of it. New England’s Tom Brady

currently has the third-longest streak, which also is active and

reached 37 last Sunday.

Hall of Fame President Steve Perry says the hall appreciates the

chance to preserve Brees’ accomplishment.