But Mark Ingram did a lot of damage in the final quarter and overtime, finishing with 134 and a touchdown on just 11 carries, including a 31-yard scamper to set up the game-winning 28 yard field goal by Wil Lutz.
The Redskins season is very close to hanging in the balance. Defense makes a big stop, we go down and get another one, get the two-point conversion.
The Redskins held a 15-point advantage over the New Orleans Saints late in the fourth quarter.
While the Saints have lost three of their last five games to the Redskins, that should not be the case in this Sunday's game.
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But sure enough, two quick touchdowns, three defensive stops and a field goal in overtime led the Saints to a 34-31 victory and kept them flying as the hottest team in the National Football League (even on their worst day). At all. After looking like a washed up team in the first two weeks of the season, the Saints have ripped off seven consecutive wins to catapult themselves to the top of the NFC South.
An action-packed first quarter started on a sour note for the Saints, who turned the ball over on a Brees interception at the Saints 47.
But Drew Brees led back-to-back touchdown drives of 75 and 83 yards, throwing 3 yards to tight end Josh Hill and 18 yards to rookie running back Alvin Kamara for touchdowns to draw the Saints within 31-29 with 1:05 left.
In the third quarter, with a 4-point lead, the Redskins surprised the Saints with a fake punt deep in their own territory. The back added 3 catches for 21 yards on Sunday. Brees was held to under 200 yards passing for the second time this season and didn't throw a single touchdown. A good return by Tommylee Lewis gave New Orleans the ball on the 39, which set up the winning drive. They scored two touchdowns after Thompson left, with quarterback Kirk Cousins leading the way.