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Drew Brees, the most recent to throw seven touchdown passes in an NFL game

In the National Football League (NFL), eight quarterbacks share the record of having thrown seven touchdown passes in a single game. As of the end of the 2017 NFL season, no player had ever thrown more than seven in one game and no player had done it more than once. Sid Luckman was the first player to accomplish the feat, doing so on November 14, 1943, while playing for the Chicago Bears. The most recent seven-touchdown game occurred on November 1, 2015, when Drew Brees did so with the New Orleans Saints. During that game the two teams' quarterbacks combined for 13 passing touchdowns, setting another NFL record.[1] Three quarterbacks on the list are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Luckman, George Blanda, and Y. A. Tittle. Peyton Manning and Nick Foles each had a seven-touchdown game in 2013. Manning also holds the NFL records for touchdown passes in a season and in a career, with 55 and 539, respectively.[2]


^ Player in Pro Football Hall of Fame
* Player active as of 2017 NFL season


Player Date Team Opponent Result Ref
Luckman, SidSid Luckman^ November 14, 1943 Chicago Bears New York Giants W, 56–7 [3]
Burk, AdrianAdrian Burk October 17, 1954 Philadelphia Eagles Washington Redskins W, 49–21 [4]
Blanda, GeorgeGeorge Blanda^ November 19, 1961 Houston Oilers New York Titans W, 49–13 [5]
Tittle, Y. A.Y. A. Tittle^ October 28, 1962 New York Giants Washington Redskins W, 49–34 [6]
Kapp, JoeJoe Kapp September 28, 1969 Minnesota Vikings Baltimore Colts W, 52–14 [7]
Manning, PeytonPeyton Manning September 5, 2013 Denver Broncos Baltimore Ravens W, 49–27 [8]
Foles, NickNick Foles* November 3, 2013 Philadelphia Eagles Oakland Raiders W, 49–20 [9]
Brees, DrewDrew Brees* November 1, 2015 New Orleans Saints New York Giants W, 52–49 [10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Greenberg, Neil (November 1, 2015). "Drew Brees threw for 511 yards and 7 TDs. Best game ever by a QB? Nope". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Peyton Manning NFL records: By the Numbers". The Denver Post. March 6, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sid Luckman Tops Pro Passing Marks as Bears Swamp Giants". St. Petersburg Times. International News Service. November 15, 1943. p. 8. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ Wright, Earl (October 18, 1954). "Adrian Burk Ties Record Passing Mark for League". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. United Press. p. 8. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ "George Blanda Leads Oilers To, 49–7, Win". The Tuscaloosa News. November 20, 1961. p. 9. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Tittle's Aerials Rip Skins". The Milwaukee Sentinel. United Press. October 29, 1962. p. 3. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Kapp throws 7 TD passes – Simpson leads Bills". Montreal Gazette. The Canadian Press. September 29, 1969. p. 21. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  8. ^ Brinson, Will (September 6, 2013). "Peyton Manning throws 7 TD passes, ties single-game record". CBS Sports. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Nick Foles ties NFL record with 7 TDs as Eagles roll". USA Today. November 3, 2013. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  10. ^ Pennington, Bill (November 1, 2015). "Drew Brees Throws Seven Touchdown Passes as Saints Beat Giants in Final Seconds". The New York Times. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 


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