Game recap: New Orleans Saints 34, Washington Redskins 31 in OT

Ross Houston
November 20, 2017

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).

Former first-round draft pick Josh Doctson has had his ups and downs over the past year and a half, he now seems to be the developing into the player the Redskins envisioned.

It wasn't. The defense couldn't stop New Orleans.


Saint's quarterback Drew Brees led back-to-back touchdown drives of 75 and 83 yards in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

"We knew it was an uphill battle there, down 15 points, starting that drive with 5:30 minutes left". The Saints were attempting to win eight straight for just the fourth time in franchise history. Klein and safety Keny Vaccaro - and then lost top cornerback Marshon Lattimore after the opening drive to an ankle injury. But Kamara turned a potential first down play into an unforgettable moment. New Orleans scored on an 18-yard pass from Brees to rookie Albin Kamara who juggled the ball twice before catching it and striding into the end zone.

New Orleans responded on their next possession with a 52-yard Wil Lutz field goal to tie it at 3.


The Redskins had the ball last in regulation. That was to be the highlight of the quarter.

In the third quarter, with a 4-point lead, the Redskins surprised the Saints with a fake punt deep in their own territory.

Regardless of what the future holds for Cousins in Washington, he's making it clear to the Redskins brass that he deserves the big bucks, evident by this 40-yard touchdown pass today to Ryan Grant.


A fourth quarter Saints field goal made it 24-16, but Washington responded with a touchdown that padded the lead to 31-16. They faced only one third down and tight end Coby Fleener caught passes of 24 and 25 yards.

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