NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) – The Saints defense doesn’t own many memorable moments this year, but the finish against Seattle will finally give them one. With two seconds left, trailing 25-20, the Seahawks Russell Wilson went to the end zone for the winning score.
Waiting there was Saints cornerback B.W. Webb, who pushed Doug Baldwin out of bounds as the clock expired.
The 25-20 victory improves the Saints record to 3-4. Drew Brees finished the contest 27 of 35 passing, for 265 yards, and a passing touchdown. Brees also scored on a 1-yard touchdown run.
A Mark Ingram turnover led to the Saints bad start against the Seahawks in the first quarter. Ingram was stripped in a crowd, and Earl Thomas ran the ball in for a 34-yard touchdown. It’s the second week in a row Ingram lost a fumble. Last week at the Chiefs he fumbled in the Chiefs red zone.
The Saints responded with a Will Lutz 22-yard field goal, one of his four field goals on the day, but the Seahawks made it to the end zone on the very next drive. Christine Michael punched a score in from 2-yards out to give Seattle a 14-3 advantage.
Brees scored a 1-yard touchdown on a dive play to cut the Seahawks lead to 14-13 right before half.
Trailing 17-16 in the fourth quarter, Brees went to the air to give the Black and Gold their first lead of the game. His two-yard connection with Brandin Cooks gave the Saints a 22-17 lead.