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Tom Brady passes Brees, behind only Manning in career TDs passes

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Tom Brady has passed injured Saints quarterback Drew Brees for second place on the NFL’s career list for touchdown passes.

Brady connected with Phillip Dorsett for a 25-yard score in the first quarter against the New York Jets. It was Brady’s 523rd career TD pass, moving him past Brees into second place on the career list.

Peyton Manning is first with 539.

Brady later added another TD pass to give New England a 20-0 lead. He also has 73 touchdown passes in the postseason. Including those, his total of 597 is the most in NFL history.

Jimmy Golen covers sports for The Associated Press.

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