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Brees set to break Unitas' TD record, wants coach and owner to be there

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) and Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Derrick Johnson (56) pressured New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) in the end zone in overtime on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the New Orleans Saints, 27-24 in overtime. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/MCT)
Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) and Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Derrick Johnson (56) pressured New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) in the end zone in overtime on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the New Orleans Saints, 27-24 in overtime. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/MCT)

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Drew Brees says Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and Joe Vitt all played an important role in putting him in position to break Johnny Unitas' half-century-old record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass. They deserve a chance to be in the Superdome if it happens Sunday night.

Brees says he appreciates NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to allow Payton, Loomis and Vitt, who are all serving various suspensions in connection with the league's bounty investigation, to attend the game if they wish.

Brees says he hopes they'll all come. The NFL says the three men may watch in a private area, but may not have contact with the team.

If Brees throws a touchdown pass against San Diego, it will be the 48th straight game he's done so.
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