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Saints rally late, beat Redskins in OT

Chris Thompson Saints rally late, beat Redskins in OT
Elias Hubbard | 20 November, 2017, 03:17

BC-FBN-Redskins-Costly Collapse, 551Redskins under mounting pressure after costly collapseAP Photo LALAF103, LAGH145, LAGH105, LAGH132(Eds: With AP Photos.)The foundation of a playoff push appeared firmly in place for the Washington Redskins when they celebrated a touchdown giving them a 15-point lead in New Orleans with less than six minutes left. They had dominated one of the league's best teams, and turned the raucous Mercedes-Benz Superdome into a Quiet Car during the fourth quarter. Kirk Cousins had taken a series of shots all game from an aggressive Saints defense that blew some coverages, and he made them pay a few times in a 322-yard, three-TD afternoon.

It wasn't. The defense couldn't stop New Orleans. And it whiffed at its three opportunities to do so. New Orleans' running game had just 87 yards.

New Orleans' defense entered the game without veteran safety Kenny Vaccaro and then lost top cornerback Marshon Lattimore at the end of Washington's first possession when he twisted his left ankle while diving to break up a pass in the end zone.

As well, Washington's offense suddenly couldn't get out of its own way.

Saints: Travel to Los Angeles to play the Rams.

In a span of 108 seconds, Brees threw scoring tosses of 3 yards to tight end Josh Hill and 18-yards to rookie running back Alvin Kamara, setting the stage for Kamara's tying 2-point conversion run with1:05 remaining.

Meanwhile, Washington had racked up 338 yards, with Cousins throwing two touchdown passes and 224 passing yards.

"That's what great quarterbacks do", Swearinger said. "The game's never over in the NFL".

"The games only get tougher and magnify in importance". "We haven't encountered a game like this in a while". "You don't prepare right, you're going to lose".

The Redskins also received the ball first in overtime, but the Saints' hobbled defense, which gave up more yards than in any game during its winning streak, rallied to force a quick punt and Ingram did the rest.

It would be hard to complain about the Washington Redskins defense early in the game. Once the Washington offense went three-and-out on the opening drive in overtime, the Saints gained 51 yards on their first two plays - two handoffs to running back Mark Ingram to the left side.

Wasting no time, head coach Sean Payton sent in Lutz to kick the 28-yard game-winner. "My mind is kind of flustered". The overtime loss was a real heart-breaker for the team and its fans and, so much happened that an instant analysis is impossible in just a few words. "No disrespect. It's something we've got to cope with and try to fix". We laid it all out on the line. But even with the score tied at 31, Cousins had a chance to win the game in regulation. "We were talking about it on Friday, and, sure enough, it came up". "It wasn't quite close enough for a field goal, so I was trying to get (wide receiver Jamison Crowder's) attention and hand-signal a bubble screen out there and get out of bounds and get another play called".

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