Brady becomes first QB to throw 3 TDs in each of first 6 games
Best Of The BestPatriots QB Tom Brady is off to the best start of his career and one of the best ever. He has thrown for the most TDs in the first six games of a season in NFL history. Here's the list:
Year Player, Team TDs 2007 Tom Brady, NE 21 1996 Brett Favre, GB 20 2004 Daunte Culpepper, MIN 19 1943 Sammy Baugh, WAS 19 1999 Kurt Warner, STL 18
IRVING, Texas -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady became the first NFL quarterback to throw at least three touchdown passes in each of the first six games of a season when he had three in the first half of a 48-27 win over Dallas on Sunday.
Former San Francisco quarterback Steve Young threw at least three touchdowns in each of the first five games of the 1998 season.
Brady added two more TD passes after halftime to set a career high with five in a game. He increased his NFL-leading touchdown total to 21. He's in position to break Peyton Manning's single-season record of 49.
"That's not what this team is about," Brady said. "Individual records are based on opportunities. What I get excited about is team records."
The six three-TD games in a season are already a career high for Brady, who had five in 2002, and has 25 in his career. He had at least three TDs only twice last season.
Setting The Pace
Tom Brady tied Roger Staubach for the most wins in a quarterback's first 100 career starts (since 1950). Here's the best of the best:
Quarterback Wins Tom Brady 76 Roger Staubach 76 Ken Stabler 72 Brett Favre 68 Terry Bradshaw 68 Joe Montana 68
A 12-yard pass to Wes Welker with 3:34 left in the first half was Brady's third of the game, and the second TD catch by Welker, who earlier had a 35-yard score. Brady threw a 6-yard TD to Randy Moss on the Patriots' first drive of the game.
Brady threw four TDs in the third game against Buffalo, and had three in the other four games before Sunday.
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