London, England (Sports Network) - Drew Brees threw for 339 yards and three touchdowns to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 37-32 victory over the San Diego Chargers at Wembley Stadium in the NFL's latest international showcase game.
Brees did just that, showcasing a potent Saints passing game on 30-of-41 completions in facing his former team for the first time since the Chargers allowed him to walk via free agency following the conclusion of the 2005 season.
Lance Moore, Mark Campbell and Devery Henderson each caught a TD while Deuce McAllister ran for 55 yards and a score on 18 carries for the Saints (4-4), who needed a win to remain within striking distance in a well-stocked NFC South. Last week's lopsided loss to the division-rival Panthers dropped New Orleans two games back of Carolina, which upended Arizona earlier Sunday.
Philip Rivers was equally impressive under center, throwing for 341 yards and three scores on 25-of-40 attempts with one costly interception.
LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 105 yards on 19 carries and caught five passes for 65 yards and a TD. Antonio Gates and Vincent Jackson also nabbed scoring throws for the Chargers (3-5), who have now dropped two straight after an impressive victory over New England in Week 6.