NY Giants quarterback Drew Brees threw for 231 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-34 win over the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night.
New York was down 7-0 when Brees took over at halftime, and it never looked back.
“We’ve got to go out there and play hard and go out and do what we do,” Brees said.
“This team has done that for us.
It’s not about our individual performances or how good we are at the end of the day, but how well we do as a team.”
Brees also threw two touchdown passes to Andre Williams, who scored on a 20-yard touchdown run with 1:21 remaining.
Brees’ touchdown pass to Williams on the ensuing drive gave the Giants a 10-0 lead.
After Williams finished with a 39-yard field goal, the Giants marched 75 yards to the New Jersey 16 to tie the game.
Brees was sacked twice by Chargers tackle Chris Watt in the fourth quarter.
New Orleans won the game 28-20, while New York lost 26-24.
Brees finished his career as the NFL’s sixth-highest touchdown scorer with 7,926.
He finished his NFL career with 1,819 touchdowns, third all-time behind Jerry Rice (1,898) and Cam Newton (1.7 million).
Brees had three 100-yard passing games, the most of any quarterback.
New England won the Super Bowl in 2013.
Brees completed 25 of 37 passes for 263 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
New Mexico State quarterback Jared Goff completed 19 of 29 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns for a 24-0 San Diego lead.
San Diego went into halftime with a 16-3 lead, but Goff and his teammates were able to rally for a 20 – 6 win.
Brees had two touchdown drives in the first half and added two in the second.
The Chargers (3-8) went on to lose for the fourth time in six games.
They also dropped their first game in the Big 12, where they have won eight of nine.
New Jersey has dropped five of six, including three straight to Colorado.
New safety Corey Graham was credited with a helmet-to-helmet hit that gave Goff a two-yard loss in the third quarter.
Goff finished with four catches for 67 yards and a touchdown.
Goff also had one of his five interceptions in the game, the fourth-most in NFL history.
New Zealand coach Tim Langdon said he thought the loss was a “big blow” to the team.
“There were a lot of things going on for us in the field position game, that was the biggest thing,” Langdon told reporters.
“It was a tough game for us.”
The Jets (7-6) have dropped back-to -back games for the first time since March 14-17.
The last time the Jets lost in New Jersey was a 27-0 defeat in Week 2 of the 2013 season.
New New Mexico is also 2-6 since losing to San Diego in 2015.
The Jets lost the first game of the season on Sept. 12.
The first half was the first of two straight home games for New Jersey this season.
It is the first since a 30-20 victory on Sept 5.
The Eagles were the team to beat New Jersey at home for the third time in four seasons.
Newell had a career-high 39-of-56 passing for 383 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.
He threw for a career high-tying 559 yards and four touchdowns in last year’s 38-34 loss.
Newaliee threw for 214 yards and one touchdown on the day.
He completed 19 passes for 107 yards with two touchdowns and ran for a touchdown in the win.