Drew Brees has four TDs in first half against 49ers, ties with Tom Brady for passing record

Drew Brees is having himself a game.

Just halfway into the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers, the 40-year-old New Orleans Saints QB had already notched four touchdowns. Three came from his arm — two alone were thrown to TE Jared Cook — and one was a short rushing TD from the one-yard line.

Brees was so productive that the Saints scored a touchdown on each of their first four possessions — their first punt came with just over four minutes left in the first half.

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Brees started the day with 532 career touchdown passes, and his third pass of the day put him in rarefied air.

He’s now tied with Tom Brady for second-most all-time career TD passes, and needs just four to tie Peyton Manning for the lead. With both offenses rolling, anything could happen.

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