NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes to break Johnny Unitas’ record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass and the New Orleans Saints finally got their first victory of the season in a 31-24 defeat of the San Diego Chargers on Sunday Night Football.
Brees came into the game tied with Unitas with a TD pass in each of the last 47 games. He left little in the way of suspense when he found Devery Henderson on a 40-yard score late in the first quarter.
Philip Rivers was was 27 of 42 for 354 yards and two touchdowns for the Chargers, who dropped to 3-2 on the season. The Saints are 1-4.
Dave Sims and James Lofton called the action on Dial Global Sports.
(Philip Rivers hits Robert Meachem to put San Diego up 7-0)
(Brees sets the record with a 40-yd TD pass to Devery Henderson)
(Brees finds Marques Colston on a 19-yd score and the Saints lead 14-10)
(Rivers and Meachem connect again to put the Chargers ahead 17-14)
(Ryan Mathews’ 13-yd run makes it 24-14 San Diego)
(Brees’ third TD pass to Marques Colston give the Saints a 28-24 lead)
(Listen to Marques Colston’s postgame interview with DGS sideline reporter Scott Kaplan)
(Postgame recap from Dial Global’s Dave Sims and James Lofton)