For the first time since 2013, the New Orleans Saints have started the season off in the win column rather than the loss column.
The New Orleans Saints entered into Monday night’s game against the Houston Texans as seven-point favorites. And while they weren’t quite able to beat the spread, the Saints were able to win the first game of the season for the first time in six years.
It did not come easy, though, as the Houston Texans gave the Saints everything they had and forced the game to come down to the last second, where Wil Lutz banged a 58-yard field goal to give the team the 30-28 win.
It started with a poor first half in which the Texans were able to head into halftime with a 14-3 lead. After regaining their bearings, the Saints were able to come back and maintain a lead for most of the fourth quarter.
With 50 seconds left in the game, Lutz nailed a field goal to put the team up six. With no timeouts and little time, it seemed as if the Texans were dead in the water.
Deshaun Watson said not so fast and drove down the field in two plays. After a roughing the kicker penalty negated the Texans missing the extra point, the script had suddenly flipped and the Saints were the team trailing with little time.
Drew Brees did what he had to do and the team won the game.
Typically, I like to do a “good, bad and ugly” article for the NFL teams that I cover. However, with many more positives, I decided to instead bring you the good, great and ugly of the Saints win over the Texans.