Brady throws for 5 TDs in 2nd quarter for new NFL record

By Jimmy Golen, AP
Sunday, October 18, 2009

Brady’s 5 TD passes in 2nd quarter an NFL record

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for an NFL-record five touchdown passes in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans.

Brady threw for another TD in the third quarter, matching his career high, before leaving the game. Backup Brian Hoyer ran it in from 1 yard to make it 59-0 — a franchise record for points.

Hoyer also led the Patriots deep into Titans territory in the fourth, but New England turned the ball over on downs after a short pass on fourth-and-7.

The record for TD passes in an entire game is seven, by five players — all before the NFL-AFL merger in 1970. Since then, 14 quarterbacks have thrown for six TDs in a game, including Brady against Miami in 2007.

Brady threw two TD passes each to Wes Welker and Randy Moss in the second quarter, and another to Kevin Faulk. He hit Moss again early in the third quarter to make it 52-0.

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