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BREES TIES MARK LONG HELD BY LEGEND UNITAS

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Drew Brees, above, threw a touchdown pass in his 47th consecutive regular-season game, tying the NFL mark set by Johnny Unitas.

The Saints quarterback found Marques Colston for a 20-yard touchdown with 3:33 left in the first quarter of Sunday's 28-27 loss to the Packers as New Orleans, despite Brees' 446 yards passing, fell to 0-4.

"Obviously, I'd like to be talking about it after a win," Brees said of the record. "But certainly it's significant to even be in the same realm as a guy like Johnny Unitas."

BILLS: Coach Chan Gailey said two starters, LT Cordy Glenn and RG Kraig Urbik, will be out for "a while" after both hurt their right ankles.

BRONCOS: With starting MLB Joe Mays suspended, veteran Keith Brooking got his first start since joining Denver. … J.D. Walton, the starting center, left in the second quarter with a left ankle injury.

CARDINALS: They have won eight straight at home, five of those in overtime.

JAGUARS: Former RB and Florida product Fred Taylor was inducted into the team's ring of honor. … WR Laurent Robinson sustained his second concussion in as many weeks. "Definitely a concern," coach Mike Mularkey said.

JETS: WR Santonio Holmes was helped off after hurting his left foot on the first play of the fourth quarter. Reports of a knee injury were incorrect.

LIONS: DE Cliff Avril left in the fourth quarter with a back injury.

PACKERS: M.D. Jennings, the safety who grabbed the interception that was instead ruled a touchdown on the last play of Monday's loss at Seattle, left with a shoulder injury against the Saints.

PATRIOTS: Coach Bill Belichick earned his 194th victory, passing Chuck Knox for eighth on the all-time list.

RAMS: Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, suspended indefinitely after the league's investigation of the Saints' bounty scandal, was allowed to attend the game in St. Louis. Williams was with the Saints before joining the Rams in the offseason. … Backup DE Eugene Sims (head) was injured in the third quarter.

REDSKINS: S Brandon Meriweather and WR Aldrick Robinson were inactive against the Bucs after they collided in pregame warmups.

TITANS: QB Jake Locker injured his left shoulder after being sacked in the first quarter. Coach Mike Munchak said Locker was sore and was scheduled for an MRI exam today.

VIKINGS: Jerome Simpson had four catches for a team-high 50 yards and drew two penalties to help set up scores after missing the first three games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Times wires

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Bears at Cowboys

8:30, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

TV/radio: ESPN, ESPN Deportes; 98.7-FM, 1010-AM

NFL news and notes 10/01/12 [Last modified: Monday, October 1, 2012 12:00am]

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