Saints Defeat Texans on Late Field Goal

Jonathan Grant | September 10th, 2019

The first Monday Night Football game of the season is in the books, and was it ever a good one. The New Orleans Saints took on the Houston Texas in the Big Easy, and it would end up going right down to the wire, with the home team pulling out a 30-28 win with time running out thanks to a 58-yard field goal from Wil Lutz. It had been the visitors who had taken the early initiative with DeShaun Watson rushing for a 21-yard TD to make it 7-0 early in the second quarter.

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The Saints came back with a field goal, but Watson would find DeAndre Hopkins with less than two minutes remaining in the quarter to give them a strong 14-3 lead at the break. But that’s where things picked up. The Saints got a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter while the Texans got one to make it 21-17 to Houston. Ten points in a row more put the Saints ahead, but it only set up the crazy finish we got. Watson would complete his third touchdown pass of the night to Kenny Stills with only 37 seconds left to put them back ahead. But it was only temporary thanks to Drew Brees leading his team down the field for Lutz to kick a field goal and win the Saints their opener for the first time in a long while.

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