Drew Brees rallies New Orleans Saints 17-point deficit to beat Los Angeles Chargers in OT

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NEW ORLEANS – Score another rare milestone for Drew Brees on Monday Night Football.Brees and the New Orleans Saints recovered from a 20-3 deficit Monday night to beat the Los Angeles Chargers 30-27 in overtime – just the second time in Brees’ career that he had recovered from ‘a deficit of 17 points or more.

Brees was previously 1-48 in such situations, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. The other victory? A thrilling 46-34 victory in Miami in 2009 in the Super Bowl of the Saints season, in which New Orleans was followed by 21.

“Yeah, that was a crazy race,” Brees, 41, told ESPN after finishing with 325 yards, a touchdown pass and a TD run. “Look, we didn’t play very well for the first half of this football game, obviously. … We were able to get points before half-time. But really, I think at halftime it was just, ‘Guys come and run, do the things that win the football games, not the things that get you beat. ”

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