New Orleans brought a seven-game winning streak into Sunday's game.
Here's a sentence that would have sounded ridiculous any time in the past few seasons: After the tying touchdown, the Saints' defense held strong like they have all year. One thing he's provided is versatility, working on both special teams and as a receiver out of the backfield in addition to his work in the ground game. Lattimore briefly tried to return in the second half before heading to the locker room. It was the largest fourth quarter comeback in New Orleans Saints history.
After losing the toss for OT, the Saints forced a punt and drove 51 yards in three plays for the winning field goal.
Kicker Wil Lutz delivered the victory, courtesy of a 28-yard field goal with 7:28 to play in overtime. That was to be the highlight of the quarter.
The Saints took over at their 18 and quickly moved into scoring position behind a 36-yard pass to tight end Coby Fleener. The drive that followed was capped by a 40-yard Cousins TD pass to Ryan Grant, who was all alone behind the coverage.
With 2:53 left in the game Brees hit his first touchdown pass in two games with a 3-yard strike to Jeremy Hill.
Brees finished 29-of-41 passing, for 385 yards and two touchdowns. The Saints called an all-out blitz, it didn't work, Washington led at that point 24-13.