Found October 08, 2012 on
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New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers
NEW ORLEANS -- For New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, the first four losses of the season had been an unmitigated disaster. But at least for one night, the future Hall of Famer was once again on top of the NFL world. Chasing Johnny Unitas and NFL history, Brees threw four touchdown passes, three to Marques Colston, in the Saints' 31-24 comeback victory over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night. It was the 48th consecutive game in which Brees has thrown a scoring pass, breaking Unitas' 52-year-old record. Suspended Saints coach Sean Payton watched the drama from a private suite in the Superdome, and he took in a furious second-half comeback by New Orleans. The Saints (1-4) trailed 24-14 early in the second half after Chargers running back Ryan Mathews scored from 13 yards on a sweep around left end. The biggest play of the game came late in the third quarter. San Diego linebacker Demorrio Williams intercepted a Brees pass and returned it 27 yards for an appa...
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Drew Brees broke a half-century-old NFL record by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th straight game, and the New Orleans Saints won for the first time this season, 31-24 over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night.
Brees' 40-yard pass to Devery Henderson eclipsed the mark of 47 consecutive games with a touchdown pass set by Johnny Unitas from 1956-60.
Last season, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 5,476 yards in a single season, eclipsing the long standing single season passing yardage record held by Miami Dolphins QB Dan Marino. Last evening, Brees broke another long standing record, this one held by former Baltimore Colts QB Johnny Unitas.
Brees has now thrown at least one touchdown in 48 straight games. Unitas’ record...
Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes Sunday night against the Chargers and in the process set a new record for most consecutive games with at least one TD pass. Brees has thrown at least one scoring strike in 48 straight games, breaking a tie with Johnny Unitas.Fantasy Spin:Brees is only completing 58.9 percent of his passes this season after setting an NFL record...
Drew Brees made history on Sunday night. The Saints quarterback broke Johnny Unitas' record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass. His 40-yard completion against the Chargers to a wide-open Devery Henderson was his 48th consecutive game with a score through the air. In that span of 48 games, the equivalent of three entire NFL seasons, Brees has thrown 115 touchdowns...
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made history Sunday night by throwing a 40-yard touchdown pass to Devery Henderson, snapping Johnny Unitas' record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass.
Brees has thrown a touchdown pass in 48 consecutive games.
Unitas' record of 47 stood for 52 years, setting the mark from 1956-60.
Joe Unitas was in the stands Sunday night...
New Orleans Saints 31San Diego Chargers 24On a record setting night, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints got their first win of the season over the San Diego Chargers. Brees set a new NFL record of 48 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass. The record was held by Johnny Unitas for 52 years. Although it was a big accomplishment for Brees the bigger concern was with...
How sad it is that "Gameday!" just doesn't bring the same level of excitement anymore? 0-4 will do that to you. But at least we have the Drew Brees record to root for... that should take about half a quarter. I'm picturing that emotional high followed by, potentially, a long period of reflection in front of the TV while the game continues along the lines of "...
Welcome to this week's NFL awards, where, as always, we celebrate the best and worst in the week that was in the NFL, with a flare that only we can provide.And away we go...The "record breaker" award goes to Drew BreesIt seems this award was made specifically for Brees, as he has won it more than anyone else, but that often happens when you threaten a different NFL...
What isn’t there to say that’s already been said about this victory for the Colts? Indianapolis played on emotion and had the heart of a champion to get the “W.”