Redskins fall apart late, fall to Saints in overtime 34-31

Nov 19 2017 New Orleans LA USA Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins throws the ball in the first quarter against the New Or

This reborn unit swarmed Kirk Cousins as he tried to get his team into field goal position at the end of regulation, and when Washington got the ball first in overtime, they continued to make him uncomfortable and forced a sack that led to another quick punt.

Two long Mark Ingram runs put the Saints in field goal range, and Will Lutz kicked the game-winner from 28 yards out.

But in a methodical 3-minute drive, quarterback Drew Brees marched the Saints 75 yards in eight plays, capping the drive with a 3-yard scoring pass to tight end Josh Hill.

It was announced after the game that Thompson's injury was a fractured fibula and that he would miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery.

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Aggressively looking down field against a hobbled Saints secondary, Cousins completed 22 of 32 passes with no interceptions.

The dual-threat running back left the game after having four carries for 17 yards as well as one catch going for a 16-yard touchdown. Cousins is 10-of-14 for 139 yards and Perine has 57 yards on 11 carries as the Saints defense has looked more vulnerable than it has in several weeks.

The Redskins gained 456 yards - their second most this season - against a Saints defense that had not allowed more 347 yards in any game during New Orleans' winning streak. Klein and safety Keny Vaccaro - and then lost top cornerback Marshon Lattimore after the opening drive to an ankle injury.

The Washinton Redskins will be traveling to the Big Easy to play the hot New Orleans Saints this Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Starting defensive end Alex Okafor had to leave the game following Washington's final TD.

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