Drew Brees Led A Truly Improbable Comeback

Monday, 20 Nov, 2017

Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins is tackled by defensive tackle Tyeler Davison #95 of the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter at FedExField on November 15, 2015 in Landover, Maryland.

Following Cousins' touchdown drive, New Orleans marched down the field quickly to make it a one-possession game.

It was Redskins rookie RB Samaje Perine that helped put the Redskins on the board again after the Saints came back and got their own.

But Drew Brees led back-to-back touchdown drives of 75 and 83 yards, throwing three 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. Still, even after a two-point conversion tied the game, the Redskins drove to New Orleans' 34-yard line where an intentional grounding not only cost Washington 10 yards but also precious time as 10 seconds were run off the clock.

Drew Brees accounted for two touchdown passes against Washington. Unlike a lot of other plays, there are no second chances; Kamara either had to make it into the end zone or the Saints were likely headed home with a loss.

"I feel like guys didn't understand the National Football League", said Swearinger, who finished with an interception on the opening drive and six tackles.

Swearinger felt the team was prepared in many phases for this game, except for two-minute situations once New Orleans went no-huddle.

The Saints trailed 31-16, with fewer than three minutes remaining.

Mark Ingram capped a 134-yard rushing performance with gains of 20 and 31 yards on back-to-back carries in overtime to set up Wil Lutz's winning 28-yard kick.

Case Keenum was 27-of-38 passing for 280 yards and a touchdown against his former team, and Adam Thielen added six catches for 123 yards and a 65-yard touchdown reception for Minnesota (8-2). "My mind is kind of flustered. No disrespect. It's something we've got to cope with and try to fix". Coach Jay Gruden announced after the game he suffered a fibula fracture and will require surgery.

"It's awful", Gruden said. "We all believed - offense, defense and special teams".

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Baltimore's defense bent here and there, but never got close to breaking in beating Green Bay.

And then the final six minutes of regulation happened.

"We just have to play hard, play fast, play strong, play to win, keep a good attitude, stay together, play together and understand it's going to take a collective effort to win these next few games", Washington tight end Vernon Davis said. "I mean, I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but he's one of the most important players on our offense, especially when you get the ball back and you need him for pass protection and routes coming out of the backfield there on the end". The combination put them at third-and-20 made the next pass - one of those maddening throws below the sticks (which Perine dropped) - even worse. "We beat ourselves, for sure".