Chris Thompson suffers nasty right leg injury in Redskins-Saints

Saints win a thriller in overtime against Redskins

The Saints' Seventh Heaven just became Eighth Heaven.

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara celebrates his game-tying two-point conversion against Washington.

After losing the toss for OT, the Saints forced a punt and drove 51 yards in three plays for the winning field goal.

The good news is Cousins, who took a big shot to the head on the play in question, was able to come back and throw a touchdown pass to extend the Redskins' lead to 24-13 (at the time).




The only touchdown not involving Cousins from Washington, Samaje Perine punched in a score from 1-yard out. After nine games, he had 60 carries for 277 yards and two touchdowns, as well as 38 receptions for 494 yards and three touchdowns.

The Saints had apparently stopped the 94-yard possession previously before it could get cracking deep in Washington territory when running back Chris Thompson was stopped for a 2-yard gain by defensive tackle Sheldon Rankings to bring up fourth-and-one. One thing he's provided is versatility, working on both special teams and as a receiver out of the backfield in addition to his work in the ground game.

When the Washington Redskins scored with 5:58 remaining in the fourth quarter on a touchdown pass to a wide-open Jeremy Sprinkle, it gave Washington a 31-16 lead. The Tennessee Volunteers product oozes athleticism, showing Sunday why he's a future cornerstone in the high-flying New Orleans Saints offense.

Nope. The Saints stormed all the way back.

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