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The New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans may possibly have authored the game of the year, and it is only Week 1. Phenomenal ending.
The Saints have been top the Texans 27-21 with 50 seconds left. The final score? 30-28, New Orleans. What? Let’s go blow by blow.
Houston took the ball at its personal 25-yard line and drove for a touchdown on two plays. Initially, a 38-yard strike on a corner route to DeAndre Hopkins. Then, Deshaun Watson delivered on a seam route to Kenny Stills, hitting him for a 37-yard scoring laser.
Tied 27-27, Ka’i Fairbairn lined up for the added point. He missed, but just after following via, was operating into by Saints corner Chauncey Gardner-Johnson. On the subsequent try, Fairbairn was excellent. Houston, 28-27.
With 37 seconds remaining, Drew Brees took the Saints to the Houston 40-yard line, setting up Will Lutz for a 58-yard field objective try. A yard additional than his prior profession-lengthy, Lutz drilled the kick among the uprights, sending the Super Bowl into bedlam.
The ridiculous ending comes in a game exactly where Watson fought via a nagging back injury and six sacks. Each he and Brees have been great all through the evening, each and every overcoming an interception to combine for 575 yards with 5 touchdown throws and 1 operating.
The Saints now move into Week two having prepared to head west for the date with the Los Angeles Rams. It is a rematch of the controversial NFC Championship Game, albeit at the L.A. Coliseum. Houston will go to NRG Stadium for its household opener, hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars.