The New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns could not have scripted a more engaging close to their game. The Saints offense rallied back off the efforts of the defense, only for Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor to make the throw of his life on fourth down and tie the game. A shocking missed extra point attempt gave the Saints the ball back, all tied up at 18-18.
Marcus Williams interception sets up Michael Thomas go-ahead TDTaysom Hill takes first career kick return 47 yardsWide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. took off on a 42-yard catch and run to set the Saints up within field goal range. A few almost-there darts fell flat before the end zone, but Wil Lutz was up to the task. His 44-yard field goal kick would have been good from 50, putting the Saints up 21-18.
With just 21 seconds left in the game, the Browns offense again took the field. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry managed to get wide open and reel in a catch at midfield, setting Cleveland up with 14 seconds left in regulation. Saints cornerback Ken Crawley couldn’t bring Antonio Callaway down inbounds on another reception, setting up Browns kicker Zane Gonzalez for a 52-yard field goal attempt to send the game into overtime.