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New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Drew Brees broke a 52-year-old record inthe first quarter and then orchestrated a 10-point comeback in the second halfas the New Orleans Saints downed the San Diego Chargers, 31-24, on Sunday.

Brees completed 29-of-45 passes for 370 yards with four touchdowns and aninterception.

He has now thrown a touchdown pass in 48 straight games, snapping Hall of Famequarterback Johnny Unitas' mark of 47 that has held since 1960.

Marques Colston caught nine balls for 131 yards and three scores, while DeveryHenderson had eight receptions for 123 yards and a score for the Saints (1-4),who avoided their first 0-5 start in 16 years.

Philip Rivers went 27-for-42 through the air for 354 yards with two touchdownsand an interception for San Diego (3-2), which was looking to go 3-0 on theroad this season.

Ryan Mathews carried the ball 12 times for 80 yards and a score, and added 59yards on six receptions in defeat.