Sunday, September 24, 2006
Brunell sets NFL record with 22 straight completions
HOUSTON -- Washington quarterback Mark Brunell broke the NFL record for consecutive passes completed in one game when he connected on his first 22 passes Sunday against the Houston Texans.
The old record was held by Oakland's Rich Gannon, who completed 21 straight against Denver on Nov. 11, 2002.
Brunell, 36, found Santana Moss on 6-yard pass late in the third quarter for his 22nd completion of the game.
He finished 24-of-27 for 261 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' 31-15 win.
Two plays later, Houston's Travis Johnson batted down a pass intended for Brandon Lloyd, Brunell's first incompletion.
Donovan McNabb holds the NFL record for most consecutive passes competed over a two-game span with 24. That was 10 straight Nov. 28, 2004, against the Giants and 14 in a row Dec. 5, 2004, against Green Bay.