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Saints 14, Chargers 17: First Half Recap

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The Saints and Chargers find themselves in a three-point ball game after one half of play. Check the first half stats right here and discuss the second half as it unfolds with your CSC amigos/amigas.

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In tonight's record-setting action, the Saints are on the short end of a 17-14 score.

Drew Brees took care of business, breaking the Unitas/Brees consecutive games with a TD pass record on a 40-yard completion to Devery Henderson late in the first quarter. In other "record" news, Marques Colston's two scores of the first half tied him with Joe Horn for the team record for TD receptions with 50.

Other than that, the defense has leaked like a sieve, and when they have made a stop or two, the offense has totally failed to turn any of them into points. GUH.

The Saints will receive the kickoff to start the second half, so keep your chin up, folks!

Chargers vs Saints coverage

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Team Stats

SD
NO
First Downs 15
8
Total Yards 288
189
Passing Yards 204
169
Rushing Yards 84
20
Penalties (Yds) 2(11)
5(69)
Turnovers 0
0
Punts (AVG) 2(44)
3(52)
Time of Pos. 17:22
12:38

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Top Performers

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
D. Brees 16/24 182 2 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
M. Ingram 2 10 0 6
P. Thomas 3 7 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Henderson 5 65 1 40T
M. Colston 4 75 1 40
D. Sproles 4 18 0 14

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
P. Rivers 14/22 212 2 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
R. Mathews 6 53 0 18
R. Brown 1 21 0 21
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
R. Meachem 3 67 2 44T
R. Mathews 3 30 0 13
M. Floyd 2 71 0 39