New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas’ touchdown record in the first quarter of the Saints game against the San Diego Chargers. Brees broke Unitas’ record of 47 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass when he connected with wide receiver Devery Henderson before the end of the first quarter and setting the record at 48 consecutive games.
Henderson made the 40-yard reception and it must have been a very emotional moment for Brees as he set history again for the second season in a row. Emotions are high but the game is anything but over as it is only the end of the first quarter and there is a lot of game left to be played.
Through one quarter Brees is having a great game as he has completed nine of 13 passes for 83 yards and the record-breaking touchdown. What could make this moment even better is if the Saints could pull out a win tonight.
If the Saints defeat the Chargers tonight it would give them their first win of the season and potentially momentum for the rest of the season. The Saints desperately need a win and this game tonight seems like a great time to win. Sean Payton is in attendance and now that Brees has set the record the pressure should be off of him.
I would look for the Saints to carry the momentum from Brees’ play over to the rest of the game and pull out a win against the Chargers. Hopefully after the game their will more news to post about the Saints getting their first win of the season.