I gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night.
Tonight’s the night that QB Drew Brees is going to break Johnny Unitas’ 52-year-old record for most consecutive games with a TD pass.
In case there’s any doubt that this is a momentous occasion, suspended head coach Sean Payton, assistant coach Joe Vitt, and GM Mickey Loomis will be with the home crowd to watch our darling QB make that touchdown pass. Payton, Vitt, and Loomis were granted special dispensation to attended the game from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. And by with the home crowd I mean the three will be sequestered in a private box. They are no have no contact with the team.
Still, the presence of Payton will be felt–like the Force. The Superdome will be rocking, and the slumping Saints (0-4) may just have the momentum they need to carry New Orleans to the first win of the season.
Sure, it sounds like a major upset that a winless team would be the 3-1 Chargers, but New Orleans is favored to win.
San Diego sits atop the AFC West, but their wins have come against 1-3 teams (Kansas City, Oakland, and Tennessee). The Chargers fell big time when they faced Falcons in Week 3.
Kickoff is at 7:20 p.m. CT.