Saints Lose to Raiders
Yesterday’s heartbreaking last minute loss is still fresh on the minds of Saints fans across the Coast. The Saints looked good for most of the game, but failed to make one final play to seal the win.
Quarterback Drew Brees had a great day, passing for over 400 yards and finding the end zone four times, setting a new record for the longest touchdown in Saints history.
While the offense shined, the defense only showed flashes. Cornerback Delvin Breaux will miss time this season with a broken fibula and the lapse in defense put a potential Saints victory in the hands of a kicker playing in his first ever NFL game. The Saints missed getting the win by inches.
The Saints fall to 0-1 after a tough 35-34 loss at the Super Dome.
Quarterback Drew Brees said, “Pre-game, I just sat there and watched him kick a 60 yarder. I know he had the leg for it. When we got in that final situation, it’s 61 yards. We’d like to get a little more yardage, but we didn’t have any timeouts.”
Kicker Wil Lutz said, “I thought I hit it really well, looked up and it moved left at the last second. Gave it a chance, we’ll hit it next time.”
Defensive Back Kenny Vaccaro said, “Coach Payton’s done a great job this year, putting us in this situation. I remember telling the whole defense the time and how many timeouts and all those situations I remember Coach putting us through. Coach has done a great job with that, we just didn’t execute.”
The Saints will play the New York Giants this Sunday at noon. You can watch the game on WXXV FOX.