New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is poised to surpass Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas' for the most consecutive games with a touchdown pass. If Brees can add a touchdown pass against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night, he'll have had one for 48 consecutive games, a streak that began on Oct. 18, 2009. Unitas had sole possession of the record for 19,663 days, but was joined by Brees last Sunday.
Brees will be without one of his top weapons as Lance Moore was ruled "out" with a hamstring injury. Moore has 18 receptions for 287 yards and two touchdowns on the season.
The Chargers will continue to be without kicker Nate Kaeding, who is "out" with a right groin injury. Nick Novak hit all three of his field goal attempts in last Sunday's 37-20 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chargers continue to make nose tackle Antonio Garay a healthy scratch despite signing him to a two-year, $6.6 million contract on March 30. Aubrayo Franklin and Cam Thomas will anchor the middle of the Chargers' defense with Garay in street clothes for the fifth time this season.
Here are the full inactive list for the Chargers and Saints.
San Diego: RB Curtis Brinkley, TE Ladarius Green, NT Antonio Garay, LB Jonas Mouton, CB Shareece Wright, S Brandon Taylor, K Nate Kaeding
New Orleans: RB Travaris Cadet, WR Lance Moore, OT Bryce Harris, DT Tyrunn Walker, DE Turk McBride, LB David Hawthorne, LB Jonathan Casillas
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