SNF Highlights: Saints 31 – Chargers 24


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 Westwood One 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 Westwood One’s Dave Sims and James Lofton)


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