Saints Report: Double Doink seals Black and Gold fate across the Pond

If you’re looking for a silver lining when it comes to the New Orleans Saints, the last time they started 1-3 they went on to win their next eight games back in 2017.

In the meantime, they’re still 1-3 on the heels of a double-doink loss across the pond to the Minnesota Vikings.

After burying a 60-yard field goal to tie the game at 25 in the fourth quarter, it was up to the right leg of Wil Lutz once again, this time from 61 yards to tie the game at 28, but that one extra yard made all the difference as the Saints lose their third game in a row 28-25.

During that stretch, the Saints have committed more turnovers and penalties than the opposition and it certainly doesn’t help that they were without starting quarterback Jameis Winston, starting running back Alvin Kamara, and starting wide receiver Michael Thomas in week four.

Yet, the Saints still scoring their second most points all year and tied for first in fourth quarter points.

Needless to say, a long flight back home, six time zones away from the Big Easy. Lutz said, “I hit them both on the screws. I played them right third knowing the ball was going to move a little left, and the second one just moved a little more left, so I’m kind of shocked it didn’t bounce in. But yeah, I wanted to hit that kick for the team. We needed a win today, and that’s pretty frustrating.”

Head Coach Dennis Allen said, “I think we’ve got a good group of guys in that locker room. We’ve got some good veteran leadership. We’ll bounce back from this. We certainly need to play better and we need to turn some things around. But it’s a long season. There’s a lot of season left and so we’re going to keep battling. We’re going to keep fighting.”

Saints back in New Orleans for the first of two straight home games, starting with the Seahawks at noon Sunday.

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