The 2012 season may not be going the way the New Orleans Saints were hoping it would, but there was plenty to cheer about on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers as Drew Brees reached another milestone for the NFL history books.
By connecting with Devery Henderson in the first quarter, Brees passed Johnny Unitas by throwing at least one touchdown pass in 48-straight contests–a streak that dates back to the 2009 season when he connected with Jeremy Shockey during a game against the New York Giants. Brees has already made a strong case for himself when the time comes for Canton, but this type of accomplishment is impressive for any quarterback to achieve–no matter what era they played in.
What was even more special about reaching this milestone is Brees helped New Orleans pick up their first win of the season–which has been long overdue. Despite everything going out with the bounty scandal, the Saints were supposed to be one of the top contenders in the NFC this season and that has been anything but the case through the first four weeks of the regular season.
Hopefully, this accomplishment by Brees and their first win was just what New Orleans needed to finally get things rolling this season. Even without Sean Payton on the sidelines, this team has enough fire power on offense to compete with the best in the NFL–they just need to figure out a way to compete at that level on a weekly basis.
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