Drew Brees is on the verge of breaking an NFL record that has stood for more than 50 years.
There's one number that matters to Brees, however, and that's leading the New Orleans Saints to their first win.
Poised to throw a touchdown pass in his 48th consecutive game, Brees looks to help the Saints avoid opening 0-5 for the first time in 16 years Sunday night when they host the San Diego Chargers.
In Green Bay last Sunday, Brees' first of three touchdown passes tied him with Johnny Unitas' record set in 1960. Despite the three scores and a season-high 446 yards passing from Brees, the result was the same as each of the previous three games for the Saints (0-4).
"Obviously, I'd like to be talking about it after a win,'' Brees said of the record following the 28-27 loss. "But certainly it's significant to even be in the same realm as a guy like Johnny Unitas.''
Brees hasn't had a game without a TD pass since Oct. 4, 2009, against the New York Jets, and seems likely to throw one ag...