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Drew Brees-to-Brandin Cooks 98-yard TD sets franchise marks

The 98-yard touchdown pass play between New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Brandin Cooks Sunday is the longest pass play in franchise history and the longest scoring offensive play in franchise history. Previously the longest scoring offensive play was a 90-yard touchdown from Billy Joe Hobert to Eddie Kennison vs. Atlanta on October 10, 1999. The longest pass play in franchise history occurred in the franchise’s inaugural season, a 96-yard completion from Billy Kilmer to Walt Roberts on November 19, 1967 vs. Philadelphia.

The third quarter completion is the longest in QB Drew Brees’ career, surpassing an 86-yard touchdown completion from Brees to WR Marques Colston at Carolina on Oct. 1, 2006.

It is the 23rd pass play of 98 yards or more in NFL record books.

The longest since a 99-yard scoring play between Eli Manning and Victor Cruz vs. the New York Jets on Dec. 24, 2011.

The play put Brees over 300 yards, the 97th time that has happened in his career.

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