List of NFL Quarterbacks With Seven Touchdown Passes in A Game
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List of NFL Quarterbacks With Seven Touchdown Passes in A Game
Drew Brees is the most recent quarterback to throw seven touchdown passes in a game.

In the National Football League (NFL), eight quarterbacks share the record of having thrown seven touchdown passes in a single game. 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. There was a 44-year gap between seven-touchdown games from Joe Kapp's in 1969 until 2013, when Peyton Manning and Nick Foles each did so just two months apart. Manning also holds the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season, with 55.[2]

No. Player Date Team Opponent Result Ref
1 Sid Luckman November 14, 1943 Chicago Bears New York Giants W, 56-7 [3]
2 Adrian Burk October 17, 1954 Philadelphia Eagles Washington Redskins W, 49-21 [4]
3 George Blanda November 19, 1961 Houston Oilers New York Titans W, 49-13 [5]
4 Y. A. Tittle October 28, 1962 New York Giants Washington Redskins W, 49-34 [6]
5 Joe Kapp September 28, 1969 Minnesota Vikings Baltimore Colts W, 52-14 [7]
6 Peyton Manning September 5, 2013 Denver Broncos Baltimore Ravens W, 49-27 [8]
7 Nick Foles November 3, 2013 Philadelphia Eagles Oakland Raiders W, 49-20 [9]
8 Drew Brees November 1, 2015 New Orleans Saints New York Giants W, 52-49 [10]

See also


  • "NFL Single Game Passing Touchdowns Leaders". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2016.
  • "Seven TD passes in a game". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2016.
  • "NFL quarterbacks to throw 7 TDs in a single game". Newsday. November 2, 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  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 2016.
  2. ^ "Peyton Manning NFL records: By the Numbers". The Denver Post. March 6, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Sid Luckman Tops Pro Passing Marks as Bears Swamp Giants". St. Petersburg Times. International News Service. November 15, 1943. p. 8. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Wright, Earl (October 18, 1954). "Adrian Burk Ties Record Passing Mark for League". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. United Press. p. 8. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "George Blanda Leads Oilers To, 49-7, Win". The Tuscaloosa News. November 20, 1961. p. 9. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Tittle's Aerials Rip Skins". The Milwaukee Sentinel. United Press. October 29, 1962. p. 3. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Kapp throws 7 TD passes - Simpson leads Bills". Montreal Gazette. The Canadian Press. September 29, 1969. p. 21. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ Brinson, Will (September 6, 2013). "Peyton Manning throws 7 TD passes, ties single-game record". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "Nick Foles ties NFL record with 7 TDs as Eagles roll". USA Today. November 3, 2013. Retrieved 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 2016.

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