New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees Ties Johnny Unitas With at Least One Touchdown in 47-Straight Games
No team has been more of a disappointment this season than the New Orleans Saints, who are coming off another disappointing loss after falling 28-27 to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. At 0-4, it’s unlikely the Saints will make the playoffs, but at least the team has one thing to be proud of so far in 2012: Drew Brees making reaching another milestone in the NFL history books .
By completing a 20-yard touchdown pass to Marques Colston in the first quarter, Brees tied Johnny Unitas for throwing at least one touchdown pass in 47 straight games. Brees would go on to throw two more touchdowns to finish with three on the day to go along with 446 passing yards, but even that wasn’t enough to overcome a Packers team that was anxious to win on Sunday following their controversial Week 3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Obviously, these numbers and accomplishments are nice for Brees, but it still doesn’t change the fact that New Orleans is the only team along with the Cleveland Browns that has yet to win a single game so far in 2012. Everybody knows Brees is a team player and would trade his record with Unitas in a heartbeat for a few wins.
Unfortunately for Brees and the Saints, things won’t get any easier heading into Week 5 as New Orleans faces another difficult matchup against the 3-1 San Diego Chargers. There were plenty of concerns surrounding the Saints heading into the season considering everything they’ve dealt with in the bounty scandal, but nobody could have predicted things would be this bad.
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