Found October 08, 2012 on
New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers
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 the team's overall record. After starting the season 0-4 this Sunday night game was a must win for the Saints. New Orleans Saints (1-4): Drew Brees had a spectacular game aside from setting that new record. Brees finished with 370 yards passing and four touchdowns.Pierre Thomas led the Saints backfield in yardage with 70 total yards (30 rushing, 40 receiving).Marques Colston had a monster game after appearing to be as close to 100% as he has all season. Colston finished with 9/131/3 on 18 targets.Devery Henderson played a much larger role tonight with Lance Moore out. Henderson was the one who caught the ...
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Drew Brees threw a long touchdown pass to take ownership of another prestigious NFL passing record, hit three more scoring passes in an emotional victory, and then spoke hopefully of salvaging a season that had looked lost after defeats in New Orleans' first four games.
''While you never want to start 0-4, if you do, you've got the right guys in the locker room to...
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...
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.”