September 29, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (0-3) at SAN DIEGO (1-2)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE - Chargers by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New Orleans 1-2 , San Diego 2-1

SERIES RECORD - Chargers lead 7-4

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Chargers 31-24, Oct. 7, 2012

LAST WEEK - Saints lost to Falcons 45-32; Chargers lost to Indianapolis 26-22

AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 29, Chargers No. 23 (tie)

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (28), PASS (1).

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (32), PASS (25).

CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (12), PASS (15).

CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25T), RUSH (6), PASS (30).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -New Orleans QB Drew Brees began career with Chargers in 2001 in same draft class as RB LaDainian Tomlinson. ... This will be Brees' first game at Qualcomm Stadium since suffering right shoulder injury trying to recover own fumble in 2005 finale. Brees became free agent, signing with New Orleans, while Philip Rivers became Chargers starter. ... Brees led Saints to victories over Chargers in London in 2008 and New Orleans in 2012. ... Brees passed for 12,384 yards, 80 TDs, both fifth most in Chargers history. ... Chargers first-round draft pick DE Joey Bosa still waiting to make NFL debut after being slowed by training camp holdout, hamstring injury. .... San Diego LT King Dunlap dealing with migraines that forced him to miss loss at Indy. Coach Mike McCoy says they're not related to concussions Dunlap has suffered. ... Chargers put ILB Manti Te'o on injured reserve with torn Achilles tendon. Fantasy Tip: Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has scored at least one TD in all three games; had only 35 yards in loss at Indy.

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