Saints defense saves the day at the end, Black and Gold win 25-2 - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Saints defense saves the day at the end, Black and Gold win 25-20

The Saints defense delivered in the end today. Source: Mark LaGrange The Saints defense delivered in the end today. Source: Mark LaGrange
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

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.

Copyright 2016 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • Local SportsMore>>

  • 2018 baseball playoff brackets released by LHSAA

    2018 baseball playoff brackets released by LHSAA

    LHSAA baseball (source: LHSAA)LHSAA baseball (source: LHSAA)

    The LHSAA has released its 2018 baseball playoff brackets. The Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Baseball State Tournament will be held at McMurry Park in Sulphur, May 9-12, 2018. 

    More >>

    The LHSAA has released its 2018 baseball playoff brackets. The Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Baseball State Tournament will be held at McMurry Park in Sulphur, May 9-12, 2018. 

    More >>
  • LSU softball drops final game of the Texas A&M series

    LSU softball drops final game of the Texas A&M series

    Taryn Antoine hit a double, one of LSU's three hits on the day. (Source: LSUsports.net)Taryn Antoine hit a double, one of LSU's three hits on the day. (Source: LSUsports.net)
    Taryn Antoine hit a double, one of LSU's three hits on the day. (Source: LSUsports.net)Taryn Antoine hit a double, one of LSU's three hits on the day. (Source: LSUsports.net)

    The No. 15 ranked LSU softball team fell to No. 9 ranked Texas A&M Aggies, 6-0 in the series finale.

    More >>

    The No. 15 ranked LSU softball team fell to No. 9 ranked Texas A&M Aggies, 6-0 in the series finale.

    More >>
  • LSU baseball falls in Game 3 at South Carolina, 8-6

    LSU baseball falls in Game 3 at South Carolina, 8-6

    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-04-22 21:54:26 GMT
    Source: Kelly McDuffSource: Kelly McDuff
    Source: Kelly McDuffSource: Kelly McDuff

    South Carolina shortstop LT Tolbert lined a two-run single in the bottom of eighth inning Sunday to complete a comeback from a 6-0 deficit

    More >>

    South Carolina shortstop LT Tolbert lined a two-run single in the bottom of eighth inning Sunday to complete a comeback from a 6-0 deficit

    More >>
Powered by Frankly