New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is on the verge of holding the all-time NFL record for most consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass after tying Johnny Unitas last weekend with 47. It’s quite the coincidence that Brees will have the chance to earn the record for himself on Sunday against his former team in the San Diego Chargers, but the main headlines from this are the two men that will be in attendance to cheer on their quarterback–head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis.
The NFL granted Brees’ request to have Payton, Loomis, and assistant head coach Joe Vitt attend Sunday’s game against the Chargers in case the veteran quarterback does end up breaking Unitas’ record. Obviously, Payton, Loomis, and Vitt will have no contact with the team since they’re under suspension for the bounty scandal, but this was the right move by the league to at least let them be in attendance to honor Brees if he were to make history.
Of course, the more important thing from this game will be whether or not the Saints can pick up their first win of the 2012 season. At 0-4, there hasn’t been much for New Orleans to cheer about this season–so at least Brees could give the organization and fans something to be excited over.
Then again, it certainly won’t be easy as San Diego is off to a hot start in 2012 with a 3-1 record and would love nothing more than to play the spoiler role to Brees and the Saints on Sunday.
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