The Washington Post

Saints 27, Falcons 26


Wil Lutz kicked a 51-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining to cap a stunning fourth-quarter comeback by New Orleans, which overcame a 16-point deficit in Coach Dennis Allen’s debut.

After struggling offensivel­y through most of the season opener, Jameis Winston guided the Saints to three straight scoring drives.

The first two ended with touchdown passes of three and nine yards to Michael Thomas. The Saints converted one twopoint try but failed on the other, leaving the Falcons clinging to a 26-24 lead.

New Orleans got the ball back one more time.

Winston connected on a 40-yard pass to Jarvis Landry and a 17-yarder to Juwan Johnson to set up Lutz’s winning field goal.

A personal foul on the Saints gave the Falcons a chance to pull out the victory, but Younghoe Koo’s 63-yard field goal attempt was blocked as the clock ran out.

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