New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Devery Henderson to break the NFL record for consecutive games throwing a touchdown at 48 games eclipsing a record once held by Johnny Unitas.
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Drew Brees broke a 52-year-old record in the first quarter and then orchestrated a 10-point comeback in the second half as the New Orleans Saints downed the San Diego Chargers, 31-24, on Sunday.
Brees completed 29-of-45 passes for 370 yards with four touchdowns and an interception.
He has now thrown a touchdown pass in 48 straight games, snapping Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas' mark of 47 that has held since 1960.
Marques Colston caught nine balls for 131 yards and three scores, while Devery Henderson had eight receptions for 123 yards and a score for the Saints (1-4), who avoided their first 0-5 start in 16 years.
Philip Rivers went 27-for-42 through the air for 354 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for San Diego (3-2), which was looking to go 3-0 on the road this season.
Ryan Mathews carried the ball 12 times for 80 yards and a score, and added 59 yards on six receptions in defeat.
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