Saints help NFL set single-day record for TDs
The NFL set a single-day record for touchdowns when the New
Orleans Saints scored three times in the first half of Sunday
night’s game against the Carolina Panthers.
Drew Brees found tight end Jimmy Graham for a 5-yard score right
before halftime for his third TD pass, making it 88 touchdowns on a
wild day across the league. The previous record was 87 in Week 17
of the 2012 season on Dec. 30, according to STATS LLC.
A slew of high-scoring afternoon games set the stage for Brees’
Peyton Manning threw for four touchdowns in Denver’s 51-28
victory over Tennessee, and Cincinnati and Indianapolis combined
for 10 touchdowns in the Bengals’ 42-28 victory. Philadelphia had
four TDs in the fourth quarter of a 34-20 victory against
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