New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Drew Brees broke a 52-year-old record in
the first quarter and then orchestrated a 10-point comeback in the second half
as the New Orleans Saints downed the San Diego Chargers, 31-24, on Sunday.
Brees completed 29-of-45 passes for 370 yards with four touchdowns and an
He has now thrown a touchdown pass in 48 straight games, snapping Hall of Fame
quarterback Johnny Unitas' mark of 47 that has held since 1960.
Marques Colston caught nine balls for 131 yards and three scores, while Devery
Henderson had eight receptions for 123 yards and a score for the Saints (1-4),
who avoided their first 0-5 start in 16 years.
Philip Rivers went 27-for-42 through the air for 354 yards with two touchdowns
and an interception for San Diego (3-2), which was looking to go 3-0 on the
road this season.
Ryan Mathews carried the ball 12 times for 80 yards and a score, and added 59
yards on six receptions in defeat.
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