Washington had a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter, but came out on the wrong side of the game, falling to the New Orleans Saints 34-31 in overtime. However, in typical Washington fashion, the Redskins failed to build off the positive momentum and suffered a 38-30 defeat to Minnesota. Big-time road win! Instead, it could turn out to be a big part of the Redskins' season obituary.
For starters, quarterback Drew Brees isn't so sure that the Saints defense should be given too much credit for stopping the play in practice; he hinted that the defense made the stop because they'd already seen New Orleans walk through the play.
The Washington Redskins lost their top running back and maybe their season.
For the last six weeks of the season, Thompson will fade into the background, go through surgery and start his recovery process.
Meanwhile, Washington had racked up 338 yards, with Cousins throwing two touchdown passes and 224 passing yards. He needed only 11 carries to set the mark, averaging 12.2 yards per rush. It's awesome that the Redskins held New Orleans to 13 points in the first half. Guard Shawn Lauvao left in the first half with what team officials described as a stinger and did not return. "No disrespect. It's something we've got to cope with and try to fix".
This seemed to light a fire under the offense. In the second half he connected with a wide-open Ryan Grant on a 40-yard touchdown. It was the largest fourth quarter comeback in New Orleans Saints history. He didn't though and the Saints punted.
Aldrick Rosas delivered the game-winning 23-yard field goal to give NY the overtime victory over Kansas City (6-4).
CHICAGO - Matthew Stafford completed 21 of 31 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns, and Detroit outlasted Chicago for a win at Soldier Field. But at the end of the day, we didn't do our job.
He should have ended the game accepting pats on the back: 31 points is enough to win any game.
This is where things got ugly for the Redskins defense. In 48 seconds, the Saints moved 87 yards on just four plays. It was the highest combined yardage in a Saints game this season.
Unfortunately, Washington went three-and-out and New Orleans came back and scored easily on three short passes from Brees to Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn, Jr., and TE Coby Fleener. Kamara would convert the two-point conversion, sending the game to overtime. They were aggressive and moving the ball at will.
Washington won the coin toss and elected to receive, of course. "We talked about it, the possible calls we'd have, and that was one of them".
Redskins punter Tress Way hit the field to punt and that was all she wrote.
Two long Mark Ingram runs put the Saints in field goal range, and Will Lutz kicked the game-winner from 28 yards out.
I see the Redskins' defense putting up a better effort than they did against the Vikings, but the offense, as usual, won't move the ball when they need to.
This game was a good one, despite the heartbreak for Washington. It ran the ball well with rookie Samaje Perine (23 carries, 117 yards) and featured Cousins attacking down the field.
The loss is a heartbreaker for the team and for its fans because, once again, the Redskins led New Orleans throughout the game only to lose in the end. "But we have no choice but to keep grinding and battling and get ready for the Giants".