Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/8/12
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Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas' record of throwing a touchdown pass for 47 consecutive games during Sunday Night Football when the New Orleans Saints played the San Diego Chargers.Brees completed his record breaking feat on a 40-yard pass to Devery Henderson, making it his 48th consecutive game throwing a touchdown. Johnny Unitas' son, Joe, was in attendance at Louisianna Superdome in order to watch the all important pass. Joe Unitas had written Drew Brees a letter congratulating the Saints' quarterback in advance on breaking his father's record.  It's always awesome to watch a game where something bigger than a win is at stake. Especially for a team that hasn't won a game all season. Before joining the Saints in 2006, Drew Brees was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2001. Funny that he broke Unitas' record while playing against San Diego. Brees has been selected to the Pro Bowl six times beginning in 2004 while with the Chargers and the rest as quarterback for the Saints. Drew B...
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