Morning Headlines: Week 5 Recap, & Drew Bress Passes Johnny-U


October 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates after throwing a touchdown to wide receiver Devery Henderson (not pictured) to break the NFL record for consecutive games throwing a touchdown at 48 games eclipsing a record once held by Johnny Unitas during the first quarter of a game against the San Diego Chargers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Saints QB Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas’ record of 47 straight games with a touchdown pass after he hit WR Devery Henderson for the 40-yard score in the first-quarter of last night’s game vs. the Chargers. While it’s a great accomplishment for Brees, it’s also a tribute to just how great of a QB Unitas was during his 18-year Hall-Of-Fame career. He was one of the true pioneers of professional football, as he was the first great QB in a time where passing the ball was still being cautiously implemented into the game. Thank you Johnny -U for all you did for the game we love and watch today.

In a matchup of future Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks, Tom Brady won his duel with Peyton Manning as his Patriots defeated the Broncos, 31-21. Brady completed 23/31 passes for 223 yards and a TD, while Manning went 31/44 for 345 yards and three TDs.

Chiefs QB Matt Cassel sustained a concussion against the Ravens during yesterday’s 9-6 loss in which he was ineffective beforehand, and it looks as though Brady Quinn will be the starting QB for at least next week’s game vs. the Buccaneers.

The Titans believe that backup RB Javon Ringer’s left knee injury will end his season. The running game has been an enigma for the Titans, as starter Chris Johnson rushed for just 24 yards on 15 carries in their 30-7 loss to the Vikings.

49ers QB Alex Smith threw for 303 yards on Sunday and led his team to a franchise-record 621 offensive yards of offense as the walloped the Bills, 45-3, but in the process Smith suffered a sprain on his middle-finger.

Packers Pro-Bowl DT B.J. Raji was carted off with an ankle injury during his teams’ 30-27 loss to the Colts to drop the Pack to 2-3 after many had them pegged as Super Bowl favorites entering the year. Raji will undergowe an MRI today to determine the severity of the injury.

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