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Saints Stop Eagles, 28-13

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS, La.) -- In a game between two teams desperate for a win, the New Orleans Saints stopped the Philadelphia Eagles 28-13 on Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Drew Brees passed for 239 yards and two scores, which extended his NFL-record streak of consecutive games with a passing touchdown to 51.  

Jimmy Graham caught eight passes for 72 yards and a score for the Saints, who improved to 3-5 with the win, just one week after a 22-point blowout loss to the Denver Broncos.

The Eagles (3-5) could not get into a rhythm offensively.  They had first-and-goal four times during the game and only managed six points on field goals by kicker Alex Henery.

On their first red zone trip of the game, Michael Vick was intercepted by Patrick Robinson, who returned the ball 99 yards for a touchdown.  Tight end Brent Celek also fumbled the ball in the red zone in the fourth quarter.

Vick was 22-of-41 for 272 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.  The lone touchdown strike was a 77-yarder to DeSean Jackson.  Vick was also sacked seven times by the Saints defense.

Running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 119 yards, but only managed 18 yards in the second half.

The Eagles have now lost four straight games.

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Vilma Returns, Saints edge Bucs, 35-28

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes in the Saints 35-28 win over the Buccaneers (2-4) on Sunday. 

Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma took the field for the first time while appealing a season-long suspension for his role in the Saints' program.

"Most people didn't, but it was a long, drawn-out process, and for good or bad, it ended up this way and I was able to be back on the field with my teammates. That was a great feeling," said Vilma, who finished with one quarterback hit but no tackles.

Brees was happy to see his teammate back out on the field.

"You could just feel how grateful he (Vilma) was (for) just the opportunity to get out there again, but also, just the intensity," he said. "He's just one of those guys, very vocal. He obviously knows guys very well, they know him, so his ability to say certain things at the right time and just provide a lift, whether it be just his productivity on the field or making a play, or something he would say, that presence was definitely felt this week."

Pierre Thomas put the finishing touches on the game in the fourth quarter when he rushed into the endzone to give the Saints a 35-21 lead.

Brees extended his NFL record for consecutive games with at least one TD pass to 49 in the win to get the Saints to 2-4 for the season.

"We want to get on a streak here. You've got to win more than one before you're on a streak," Brees said. "So now we've got two, and we want to keep that going."

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Brees Sets Record, Saints Get First Win

Harry How/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Drew Brees broke a record that has stood for over 50 years, and his New Orleans Saints got win No. 1.

Brees broke Johnny Unita's mark of consecutive games with a touchdown pass by throwing one in his 48th straight game, and the Saints defeated the San Diego Chargers, 31-24 on Sunday night.

Unitas had previously held the record from 1956-60 with 47 consecutive games. "I guess you really couldn't have written a better script for tonight," Brees said. "To break the record, to get the win, and the fashion in which we won -- really a complete team effort all the way around.

Brees tossed four touchdowns, including the game winner to Marques Colston with 8:50 left in the fourth quarter. His first strike, a 40-yarder to Devery Henderson, broke the record that Brees celebrated with his offense while the Saint's home crowd cheered the quarterback's name. 

The Saints (1-4) got their first victory after the NFL handed down the suspensions follwing the investigation of a bounty program run by New Orleans. Their head coach, Sean Payton, who is suspended for the entire season, was in attendance to see Brees break the record after being granted permission by the league. 

For the Chargers (3-2), they saw 24-14 third quarter lead turn into a loss. "I can't tell you how tough it is to lose a game like this," quarterback Phillip Rivers said. "We were right there. We were up by 10 points and just didn't get it done. We have a great team, a championship caliber team. But we have to win close games like this."

Rivers finished 354 passing yards and two touchdowns with an interceptions for San Diego.

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Suspended Saints Coaches Receive Permission To Attend Game

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS, LA) -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees personally asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell if the suspended Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis, and Joe Vitt can be permitted to attend Sunday night's game.

His email request was granted, and the suspended coaches and general manager will be in attendance at the Superdome, Brees found out through media reports.

If Brees throws a touchdown pass Sunday night for the 48th consecutive game, Brees can break Johnny Unitas' NFL record.

Brees will also achieve that milestone against the team that drafted him, the San Diego Chargers.

Payton was suspended for the entire 2012 season for his role in the Saints' bounty scandal.  Loomis was banned for the first eight games, and Vitt received a six-game ban.

 "I am excited for our team and for them," Brees said in a text message. "It adds another element to what we hope to be a very special night." 

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Packers Edge Saints 28-27

Jeff Gross/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis) -- After being on the losing end of one of the most controversial games in NFL history, the Green Bay Packers responded six days later by defeating the New Orleans Saints 28-27 at Lambeau Field.

After trading the lead for most of the game, Aaron Rodgers threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson midway through the fourth quarter to give Green Bay (2-2) the lead for good.  Rodgers finished with 319 passing yards, four touchdowns and one interception.

Drew Brees threw for 446 yards and three touchdowns for the Saints (0-4) who are still trying to get their first win of 2012. 

Brees has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 47 straight games, tying the mark set by Johnny Unitas for most in NFL history.

Wide receiver Marques Colston hauled in nine catches for 153 yards and a score

The Saints had a chance to take the lead late, but kicker Garrett Hartley missed a 48-yard field goal attempt with under three minutes remaining allowing the Packers to run out the clock.

New Orleans plays at home against the San Diego Chargers in week five, when they try and get their first victory of the season.

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Chiefs Stun Saints, 27-24 in Overtime

Leon Halip/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- The Kansas City Chiefs stunned the New Orleans Saints, in overtime, 27-24 on Sunday, dropping the Saints to a 0-3 start in 2012.

Up by 18 points in the third quarter, the Chiefs rallied back to top the Saints on Ryan Succop's field goal in overtime. 

"We are far from talking about the Super Bowl right now," Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. "What need to focus on is getting one win."

Chiefs’ running back Jamall Charles started the comeback with a 91-yard touchdown run, the longest in Chiefs history.  Succop tied the game in the fourth with a 43-yard field goal before eventually winning it to avoid a 0-3 start to their season.

"The best part is our guys never gave up," Succop said.  "We kept fighting, it was a huge team win and I'm just really excited to have had a part in it."

"This team needed a win, and a win like that really helped out in particular," Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said. "There were a lot of doubts about what we could do and they showed a lot of character."

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Panthers drop Saints, 35-27

Leon Halip/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- It's not the start that interim head coach Aaron Kromer wanted to get off to.  The Carolina Panthers (1-1) handed the Saints a 35-27 loss on Sunday and New Orleans is now 0-2 to start 2012.

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton threw for 253 yards and ran for a career-high 71 yards with a touchdown in the victory.  His counterpart, Drew Brees, was 31 for 49 with 325 yards and a touchdown with an interception but his defense was unable to stop the Panthers all day.

"If you look at our defense, and you look at the two offenses we've played, we've played the most unconventional offenses in the National Football League," said interim coach Aaron Kromer.

"So do we have to do better against those styles of offenses? Yeah, we do."One thing we need to get settled in on is on that style. But we've played two good offenses, and we just need to keep working at it and plugging away."

The Panthers were coming off a tough week one loss but head coach Ron Rivera knew this game was huge with the defending Super Bowl champions, the New York Giants (1-1) coming up on Thursday night.

"The way we responded as a team this week was outstanding," Rivera said. "I think the attitude, the effort was great."

This was the Panthers' first win over New Orleans since 2009.

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Robert Griffin III Sharp as Redskins Shock Saints

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Robert Griffin III became the first player in NFL history to throw for over 300 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions in his NFL debut as the Washington Redskins upset the New Orleans Saints 40-32 on Sunday afternoon at the Superdome.

The Saints (0-1) played in their first game since the bounty scandal overcame them this past offseason.

Griffin completed his first eight passes to start the game, including an 88-yard-touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon which tied for the second-longest scoring pass by a quarterback in his first NFL game.  Garcon finished with four receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown.

Another rookie starred for the Redskins (1-0) as running back Alfred Morris ran for 96 yards and two scores.

Drew Brees passed for 339 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.  He didn't look like himself, completing only 46 percent of his passes.

The Saints were in it until the end as Brees was intercepted by Reed Doughty near the Redskins' goal-line.

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Saints Reward Drew Brees With Five-Year Contract Extension

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After a long negotiation process, the New Orleans Saints have locked up their franchise player. The team has signed quarterback Drew Brees to a five-year, $100 million contract extension.

It gets even better for Brees, he will make $40 million in the first year of the deal, and will receive an NFL-record $60 million in guaranteed money.

"I appreciate the diligence and steadfast efforts by both sides to get this deal done," Brees told ESPN's Ed Werder. "I love my organization, team and the city of New Orleans. Thank you especially to (owners) Gayle and Tom Benson for the opportunity. Now I need to go earn it."

Since Brees joined the Saints in 2006, he's been one of the most prolific passers in the entire NFL. This past season, he threw for an NFL record 5,476. He also completed 71.2% of his passes and threw 46 touchdowns.

Over the past six seasons, Brees has completed more passes, more yards, and more touchdowns than any other quarterback in the NFL over that time. He also led the Saints to their only Super Bowl title.

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Drew Brees Discusses Contract

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has still not worked out a new deal with the organization and general manager Mickey Loomis.

Brees appeared on the Mike and Mike Morning Show on ESPN Radio on Tuesday to discuss his contract talks.

"I've always said you would think this process should be a lot more simple than it is, it just always seems to be complicated," said Brees. "Still very confident that we'll get a long-term deal done and hopefully that will happen sooner than later.”

As for the talks, Brees said he knows exactly what is going on between the Saints and his agent Tom Condon.  But why is the deal taking so long to get done?

"Certainly it comes down to certain provisions of the contract, there are little things here and there that take time to resolve, in the end the organization typically starts off at one place and the player starts off at another and you find a way to compromise and meet in the middle,” said Brees.  “I'm confident that we'll reach that point."

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