San Diego Chargers at New Orleans Saints Preview and Predictions

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Drew Brees could make history on Sunday night, but he'd probably settle for a win. 

The New Orleans Saints quarterback will make history with a single touchdown pass against the Chargers, giving him 47 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass. That would break the vaunted record set by NFL legend Johnny Unitas between 1956 and 1960. 

The falling of Unitas' record (presuming that Brees gets the job done) will be one of the few bright spots of the 2012 Saints season.

In the wake of the so-called "Bountygate" scandal, New Orleans has seen their coaching staff and morale decimated. The offense has been inconsistent and the defense has sputtered, and the NFC South race, thanks to the red-hot Atlanta Falcons, seems to have left them behind. 

Meanwhile, the Chargers—Brees' former team, you'll remember—have played well defensively on their way to a 3-1 record. Rookie linebacker Melvin Ingram has been a pleasant surprise for San Diego, as has running back Jackie Battle. But production in the passing game, even with perennial Pro Bowl quarterback Philip Rivers, remains elusive. 

Check out our video preview for the Chargers at Saints, and leave your thoughts on the game in the comments. Thanks for watching and commenting, and look for our other Pigskin Previews for Week 5 of the NFL season!

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