Who Dat! Saints Get Their First Win [Pictures]
Finally we can celebrate on a Monday! The New Orleans Saints finished off a come-from-behind win last night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as they knocked off the San Diego Chargers 31-24.
It was an historic night as Drew Brees broke the great Johnny Unitas' all-time record of consecutive games with a touchdown thrown. The first quarter touchdown strike was a beautiful 40-yard toss to Devery Henderson. Last night marked the 48th straight game that Brees tossed a TD pass. He ended up throwing four in the contest.
The Saints did have to battle back to get the win. The Chargers were leading 17-14 at halftime. And Brees threw an interception on the first possession of the third quarter giving San Diego a short field as the Chargers proceeded to score a touchdown early in the third quarter to push their lead to 24-14. However, the Saints would battle back and score late in the third quarter to make it a three point deficit.
After a three-and-out by San Diego, the Saints took the lead for good after getting the ball on their own 10-yard line. Nine plays and 5:49 off the clock later, the Black and Gold would take the lead for good after a Colston 5-yard touchdown reception with 8:50 in the contest.
A Roman Harper interception led to a Garrett Hartley 26-yard field goal with just under three minutes remaining in the game. The Chargers marched down inside Saints' territory late in the game but Martez Wilson sacked Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers inducing a fumble and quickly pounced on it to seal the victory.
The Saints move to1-4 while the Chargers drop to 3-2. New Orleans has a bye next week before hitting the road on October 21 as they travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers.