Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • SD 427
    • 404 NO
  • Turnovers

    • SD 2
    • 1 NO
  • Possession

    SD NO
    29:26 30:34
  • 1st Downs

    • SD 27
    • 21 NO

Game Information

Mercedes-Benz Superdome
,
Coverage: NBC
  • New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Line: NO -3.5
Attendance: 73,109
100%
Capacity: 72,968
Referees: Carl Cheffers
10/8/2012 Associated Press

Brees sets record, throws 4 TDs as Saints win

Drew Brees broke a half-century-old NFL record by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th straight game, and the New Orleans Saints won for the first time this season, 31-24 over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night.

Scoring Summary

NBC1234T
Chargers7107024
Saints7771031
first QuarterSDNO
TD
7:02
Robert Meachem 15 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers
7 plays, 29 yards, 3:26
77
XP
6:56
Nick Novak Kick is Good
7 plays, 29 yards, 3:26
70
TD
3:05
Devery Henderson 40 Yard Pass From Drew Brees
9 plays, 80 yards, 3:58
77
XP
2:58
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
9 plays, 80 yards, 3:58
77
second QuarterSDNO
FG
10:01
Nick Novak 20 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 63 yards, 4:08
107
TD
7:25
Marques Colston 19 Yard Pass From Drew Brees
7 plays, 80 yards, 2:39
1013
XP
7:19
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
7 plays, 80 yards, 2:39
1014
TD
0:44
Robert Meachem 44 Yard Pass From Philip Rivers
4 plays, 86 yards, 1:12
1614
XP
0:36
Nick Novak Kick is Good
4 plays, 86 yards, 1:12
1714
third QuarterSDNO
TD
12:34
Ryan Mathews 13 Yard Run
3 plays, 25 yards, 1:19
2314
XP
12:27
Nick Novak Kick is Good
3 plays, 25 yards, 1:19
2414
TD
0:16
Marques Colston 16 Yard Pass From Drew Brees
9 plays, 85 yards, 4:28
2420
XP
0:11
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
9 plays, 85 yards, 4:28
2421
fourth QuarterSDNO
TD
8:55
Marques Colston 5 Yard Pass From Drew Brees
9 plays, 90 yards, 5:49
2427
XP
8:50
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
9 plays, 90 yards, 5:49
2428
FG
3:00
Garrett Hartley 26 Yard Field Goal is Good
7 plays, 16 yards, 2:49
2431

Research Notes

  • Philip Rivers threw for more than 200 yards and completed all of his passes of 15 or more yards downfield in the first half on Sunday. In the second half, the Saints did not allow the big play from Rivers, sacking him four times and intercepting him once in the fourth quarter.

  • Drew Brees had three touchdowns on passes that traveled at least 15 yards downfield and has completed two-thirds of such passes over his last two games. Brees has seven touchdowns on passes thrown 15 yards or more downfield, the most in the NFL.

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