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Jets QB Testaverde sets TD passing record

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (Dec. 26, 2005) -- Vinny Testaverde became the first player in NFL history to throw at least one touchdown pass in 19 straight seasons, connecting on a 27-yard score to Laveranues Coles in the fourth quarter of the New York Jets' game against New England on Monday night.

Testaverde, 42, signed with the Jets off his couch earlier this year after season-ending injuries to Chad Pennington and Jay Fiedler. He started four games before being replaced by Brooks Bollinger in Week 9.

Bollinger started against the Patriots, but Testaverde came in with less than four minutes to go. Coach Herm Edwards promised last week he would get the veteran quarterback into a game for the final time.

Testaverde was 3 for 7 for 63 yards on the scoring drive. After the touchdown, he received congratulatory handshakes from coaches and teammates on the sideline, and received a hand from the sparse crowd remaining at Giants Stadium.

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