Payton: Sunday’s Saints game is important and unique

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - Saints Quarterback Drew Brees has played in many opposing stadiums in his 11 seasons with the Saints. But he's never been back to San Diego. Sunday will be his first game played in Qualcomm Stadium as a member of the New Orleans Saints.

Brees is 2-0 against the Chargers. He's thrown seven touchdown passes against his former team.

The Saints played the Chargers in New Orleans in 2012 and in London in 2008. Yet, Brees said the only time he's stepped foot in Qualcomm stadium was for a Reggie Bush football camp in 2007.

The Chargers have hit lean times. In 2009, the year the Saints won the Super Bowl, was the last time San Diego posted double digit wins in a season.

Saints Head Coach Sean Payton said Brees has spent "a lot of money on tickets."

Despite being 0-3, members of the Saints said their confidence level is still high, and that the vision they had before the season started is still there. They said there's a sense of urgency.