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NFL Roundup

The National Football League's once mighty defeated its current mighty Sunday, leaving pro football without an unbeaten team six weeks deep into the season.
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San Diego 35, Kansas City 34

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Drew Brees threw a two-yard touchdown to rookie Reche Caldwell with 14 seconds remaining Sunday as the San Diego Chargers overcame five turnovers in a dramatic

Denver 26, San Diego 9

DENVER, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Brian Griese passed for 226 yards and two touchdowns in the first half alone Sunday and Deltha O'Neal had a pair of interceptions, one of which he returned for

San Diego 23, Arizona 15

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Linebacker Donnie Edwards returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown and San Diego's defense set up two more scores Sunday to keep the Chargers unbeaten

San Diego 24, Houston 3

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Curtis Conway caught four passes for 101 yards and a touchdown and rushed for a second score Sunday as the San Diego Chargers handed the Houston Texans their fi

San Diego 34, Cincinnati 6

CINCINNATI, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 93 of his 114 yards in the first half Sunday to lead San Diego to a 34-6 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Marty Schottenheimer'

NFL Roundup

The expansion Houston Texans are ready to lift off. So is Steve Spurrier.
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AFC West Capsules

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In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories.

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories.

Brees named Chargers' starting QB

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Drew Brees, who appeared in just one game as a rookie last season, Monday was named this year's starting quarterback for the San Diego Chargers.

San Diego 24, Seattle 14

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The San Diego Chargers posted a 24-14 exhibition victory over the Seattle Seahawks Friday night but did not resolve their quarterback issue, sat their star runn

Arizona 24; San Diego 17

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Chris Griesen threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Gilmore in the third quarter Saturday night, leading the Arizona Cardinals to a 24-17 exhibition victory o
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Drew Brees
New Orleans Saints starting quarterback Drew Brees, top, and backups Chase Daniel, left bottom, and Mark Brunell ride a float in a parade through downtown New Orleans February 9, 2010, to celebrate the Saints' Super Bowl victory. Many of the city's Carnival organizations loaned the victory parade one of its signature floats. UPI/A.J. Sisco

Drew Christopher Brees (pronounced /ˈbriːs/; born January 15, 1979) is a quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue.

Brees has been selected to the Pro Bowl five times in his career – with the Chargers in 2004 and the Saints in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010. He was named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year in 2004, the Offensive Player of the Year in 2008, and the MVP of Super Bowl XLIV. He was also selected by voters to appear on the cover of Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 11. Sports Illustrated named him as its 2010 Sportsman of the Year.

Brees was selected as Texas High School 5A Most Valuable Offensive Player in 1996 and led the Westlake High School football team to 16-0 record and state championship. As a high school football player, Brees completed 314 of 490 passes (64.1 percent) for 5,461 yards with 50 touchdowns including, in his senior season, 211 of 333 passes (63.4 percent) for 3,528 yards with 31 touchdowns. Westlake went 28-0-1 when Brees started for two seasons and beat Abilene Cooper High School 55-15 in the 1996 title game.

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