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2018 New Orleans Saints season
Head Coach Sean Payton
General Manager Mickey Loomis
Home Field Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Results
Record 13–3
Place 1st NFC South
Playoff Finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Eagles) 20–14
Lost NFC Championship (Rams) 23–26 (OT)
Pro Bowlers QB Drew Brees
WR Michael Thomas
C Max Unger
OT Terron Armstead
DE Cameron Jordan
RB Alvin Kamara
OG Larry Warford
OG Andrus Peat
Uniform
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Timeline
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The 2018 season was the New Orleans Saints' 52nd in the National Football League, their 43rd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and their 12th under head coach Sean Payton.

This season was the first since 1984 without owner Tom Benson, who died in March. In Week 11, the Saints defeated the Philadelphia Eagles to reach their first 9–game winning streak since their Super Bowl winning season in 2009, ensuring they clinched their second consecutive winning season for the first time since 20102011. They swept their division rivals, the Atlanta Falcons, after a 31–17 victory on Thanksgiving night for the first time since 2015 while extending their second longest winning streak in franchise history to 10 games,[1] which came to an end when the Saints lost to the Dallas Cowboys 13–10, on November 29. On December 9, the Saints clinched their second straight NFC South division championship when they defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, their first back-to-back division titles in franchise history. On December 17, after beating the Carolina Panthers, the Saints improved on their 11–5 record from 2017. After a Week 16 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Saints clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs for the first time since 2009. The Saints finished the Season with a 13–3 record, tied for the most wins in a season in franchise history.

In the playoffs, the Saints defeated the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles 20–14 in the Divisional Round. However, the Saints' season came to an end in a 26–23 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game in controversial fashion, which ended their hopes of returning to the Super Bowl for the first time since Super Bowl XLIV Additionally, it marked the first time since 1992 that the Saints lost a postseason game at home.

DraftEdit

2018 New Orleans Saints Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 14 Marcus Davenport DE UTSA
3 91 Tre'Quan Smith WR UCF
4 127 Rick Leonard OT FSU
5 164 Natrell Jamerson S Wisconsin
6 189 Kamrin Moore CB Boston College
6 201 Boston Scott RB Louisiana Tech
7 245 Will Clapp C LSU

Notes

StaffEdit

2018 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2018 New Orleans Saints roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 11 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 Template:Dow tooltip at Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–20 1–0 TIAA Bank Field Recap
2 Template:Dow tooltip Arizona Cardinals L 15–20 1–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
3 Template:Dow tooltip at Los Angeles Chargers W 36–7 2–1 StubHub Center Recap
4 Template:Dow tooltip Los Angeles Rams W 28–0 3–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

The Saints' 2018 schedule was released on April 19.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 40–48 0–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
2 September 16 Cleveland Browns W 21–18 1–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
3 September 23 at Atlanta Falcons W 43–37 (OT) 2–1 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Recap
4 September 30 at New York Giants W 33–18 3–1 MetLife Stadium Recap
5 Template:Dow tooltip Washington Redskins W 43–19 4–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
6 Bye
7 October 21 at Baltimore Ravens W 24–23 5–1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
8 October 28 at Minnesota Vikings W 30–20 6–1 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
9 November 4 Los Angeles Rams W 45–35 7–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
10 November 11 at Cincinnati Bengals W 51–14 8–1 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
11 November 18 Philadelphia Eagles W 48–7 9–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
12 November 22 Atlanta Falcons W 31–17 10–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
13 Template:Dow tooltip at Dallas Cowboys L 10–13 10–2 AT&T Stadium Recap
14 December 9 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 28–14 11–2 Raymond James Stadium Recap
15 Template:Dow tooltip at Carolina Panthers W 12–9 12–2 Bank of America Stadium Recap
16 December 23 Pittsburgh Steelers W 31–28 13–2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
17 December 30 Carolina Panthers L 14–33 13–3 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week One: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 14 17 10 7

48

Saints 10 14 0 16

40

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information
First quarter
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 5-yard run (Lutz kick) Saints 7-0 Drive 6 plays, 71 yards, 3:19.
  • TB – DeSean Jackson 58-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick (Catanzaro kick) Tied 7–7 Drive 4 plays, 58 yards, 2:00.
  • NO – Will Lutz 36-yard field goal Saints 10-7 Drive 11 plays, 58 yards, 5:16.
  • TB – Ryan Fitzpatrick 3-yard run (Catanzaro kick) Buccaneers 14-10 Drive 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:27.
Second quarter
  • NO – Ted Ginn 28-yard pass from Drew Brees (Lutz kick) Saints 17-14 Drive 4 plays, 74 yards, 2:04.
  • TB – Chandler Catanzaro 33-yard field goal Tied 17-17 Drive 8 plays, 60 yards, 3:42.
  • TB – Chris Godwin 9-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick (Catanzaro kick) Buccaneers 24-17 Drive 10 plays, 78 yards, 5:00.
  • TB – Justin Evans 34-yard fumble return (Catanzaro kick) Buccaneers 31-17
  • NO – Michael Thomas 6-yard pass from Drew Brees (Lutz kick) Buccaneers 31-24 Drive 9 plays, 75 yards, 3:32.
Third quarter
  • TB – Chandler Catanzaro 36-yard field goal Buccaneers 34-24 Drive 9 plays, 57 yards, 3:36.
  • TB – Mike Evans 50-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick (Catanzaro kick) Buccaneers 41-24 Drive 4 plays, 74 yards, 2:10.
Fourth quarter
  • TB – DeSean Jackson 36-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick (Catanzaro kick) Buccaneers 48-24 Drive 6 plays, 65 yards, 3:07.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 1-yard run (Kamara run) Buccaneers 48-32 Drive 10 plays, 75 yards, 3:25.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 7-yard pass from Drew Brees (Ginn pass from Brees) Buccaneers 48-40 Drive 5 plays, 66 yards, 1:21.
Top passers
  • TB – Ryan Fitzpatrick – 21/28, 417 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT
  • NO – Drew Brees – 37/45, 439 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT
Top rushers
  • TB – Peyton Barber – 19 carries, 69 yards
  • NO – Alvin Kamara – 9 carries, 29 yards, 2 TD
Top receivers
  • TB – Mike Evans – 7 receptions, 147 yards, 1 TD
  • NO – Michael Thomas – 16 receptions, 180 yards, 1 TD

Week 2: vs. Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Two: Cleveland Browns at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 3 3 6 6

18

Saints 3 0 0 18

21

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: September 16
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,086
  • Referee: Ronald Torbert
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • CLE – Zane Gonzalez 39-yard field goal, 8:29. Browns 3–0. Drive: 6 plays, 25 yards, 3:02.'
  • NO – Will Lutz 31-yard field goal, 2:47. Tied 3–3. Drive: 11 plays, 63 yards, 5:42.

Second quarter

  • CLE – Zane Gonzalez 39-yard field goal, 1:55. Browns 6–3. Drive: 7 plays, 45 yards, 2:21.

Third quarter

  • CLE – Carlos Hyde 1-yard run (PAT no good), 6:43. Browns 12–3. Drive: 12 plays, 79 yards, 6:27.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Michael Thomas 2-yard pass from Drew Brees (Will Lutz kick), 8:41. Browns 12–10. Drive: 9 plays, 66 yards, 5:35.
  • NO – Michael Thomas 5-yard pass from Drew Brees (Alvin Kamara run for two-point conversion), 2:40. Saints 18–12. Drive: 4 plays, 18 yards, 2:17.
  • CLE – Antonio Callaway 47-yard pass from Tyrod Taylor (PAT no good), 1:16. Tied 18–18. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 1:24.
  • NO – Will Lutz 44-yard field goal, 0:21. Saints 21–18. Drive: 6 plays, 49 yards, 0:55.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 3: at Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Three: New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 7 9 7 14

43

Falcons 7 7 7 16

37

at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 49-yard field goal, 9:37. Saints 10–7. Drive: 6 plays, 31 yards, 2:21.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 21-yard field goal, 3:06. Saints 13–7. Drive: 8 plays, 70 yards, 4:46.
  • ATL – Calvin Ridley 75-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick), 2:12. Falcons 14–13. Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:54.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 45-yard field goal, 0:06. Saints 16–14. Drive: 3 plays, 31 yards, 0:34.

Third quarter

  • ATL – Calvin Ridley 9-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick), 12:00. Falcons 21–16. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:00.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Cameron Meredith 11-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 6:07. Saints 23–21. Drive: 4 plays, 16 yards, 2:29.
  • ATL – Tevin Coleman 5-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Ryan-Austin Hooper pass), 14:11. Falcons 29–23. Drive: 12 plays, 82 yards, 6:56.
  • NO – Zach Line 1-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 9:59. Saints 30–29. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:12.
  • ATL – Mohamed Sanu 5-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Ryan-Mohamed Sanu pass), 6:56. Falcons 37–30. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 3:01.
  • NO – Drew Brees 7-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 1:15. Tied 37–37. Drive: 11 plays, 81 yards, 5:43.

Overtime

  • NO – Drew Brees 1-yard run, 2:55. Saints 43–37. Drive: 15 plays, 80 yards, 7:05.

Top passers

  • NO – Drew Brees – 39/49, 396 yards, 3 TD
  • ATL – Matt Ryan – 26/35, 374 yards, 5 TD

Top rushers

  • NO – Alvin Kamara – 16 carries, 66 yards
  • ATL – Tevin Coleman – 15 carries, 33 yards

Top receivers

  • NO – Alvin Kamara – 15 receptions, 124 yards
  • ATL – Calvin Ridley – 7 receptions, 146 yards, 3 TD

Week 4: at New York GiantsEdit

Week Four: New Orleans Saints at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 12 7 14

33

Giants 7 0 3 8

18

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • NO – Will Lutz – 42 yard field goal, 14:55. Giants 7–3. Drive: 15 plays, 51 yards, 8:29.
  • NO – Will Lutz – 34 yard field goal, 7:18. Giants 7–6 Drive: 9 plays, 69 yards, 3:31.
  • NO – Will Lutz – 37 yard field goal, 3:36. Saints 9–7 Drive: 4 plays, -8 yards, 0:57.
  • NO – Will Lutz – 26 yard field goal, 0:11. Saints 12–7 Drive: 7 plays, 40 yards, 2:21.

Third quarter

  • NO – Alvin Kamara – 9 yard TD run. (Will Lutz kick), 7:16. Saints 19–7. Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 3:17.
  • NYG – Aldrick Rosas – 33 yard field goal, 2:02. Saints 19–10. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:14.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Alvin Kamara – 4 yard TD run. (Will Lutz kick), 6:47. Saints 26–10. Drive: 14 plays, 74 yards, 6:39.
  • NYG – Saquon Barkley – 1 yard TD run. (Eli Manning pass to Sterling Shepard for two-point conversion), 3:44. Saints 26–18. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 3:03.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara – 49 yard TD run. (Will Lutz kick), 2:06. Saints 33–18. Drive: 6 plays, 97 yards, 1:38.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 5: vs. Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Five: Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 3 10 0 6

19

Saints 6 20 14 3

43

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

First quarter

  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 2-yard run (kick failed), 10:41. Saints 6–0. Drive: 6 plays, 64 yards, 3:13.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 37-yard field goal, 2:37. Saints 6–3. Drive: 15 plays, 56 yards, 8:04.

Second quarter

  • NO – Josh Hill 1-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 10:38. Saints 13–3. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 6:59.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 53-yard field goal, 8:36. Saints 13–6. Drive: 6 plays, 40 yards, 2:02.
  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 1-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 3:43. Saints 20–6. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:53.
  • NO – Tre'Quan Smith 62-yard pass from Drew Brees (run failed), 2:36. Saints 26–6. Drive: 1 plays, 62 yards, 0:10.
  • WAS – Alex Smith 4-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 0:26. Saints 26–13. Drive: 3 plays, 16 yards, 0:56.

Third quarter

  • NO – Tre'Quan Smith 35-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 12:23. Saints 33–13. Drive: 5 plays, 74 yards, 2:37.
  • NO – Taysom Hill 1-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 6:43. Saints 40–13. Drive: 2 plays, 4 yards, 1:00.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 44-yard field goal, 14:10. Saints 43–13. Drive: 6 plays, 22 yards, 3:09.
  • WAS – Kapri Bibbs 1-yard run (pass failed), 10:25. Saints 43–19. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:42.

Top passers

  • WAS – Alex Smith – 23/39, 275 yards, 1 INT
  • NO – Drew Brees – 26/29, 363 yards, 3 TD

Top rushers

  • WAS – Chris Thompson – 8 carries, 17 yards
  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. – 16 carries, 53 yards, 2 TD

Top receivers

  • WAS – Chris Thompson – 6 receptions, 45 yards
  • NO – Cameron Meredith – 5 receptions, 71 yards

This game was one year removed from last season, where the Saints overcame a 15-point deficit against the Redskins at home with three minutes remaining. This time, the Saints dominated the entire game. This game marked Drew Brees passing Brett Favre and Peyton Manning on most passing yards. The win improved the Saints to 4-1.

Week 7: at Baltimore RavensEdit

Week Seven: New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 7 0 17

24

Ravens 0 10 7 6

23

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: October 21
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EDT/3:05 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12 °C), partly sunny
  • Game attendance: 70,639
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • No scoring plays.
Second quarter
  • BAL – Justin Tucker 31-yard field goal, 6:04. Ravens 3–0. Drive: 17 plays, 63 yards, 7:23.
  • NO – Benjamin Watson 1-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 1:53. Saints 7–3. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:11.
  • BAL – Lamar Jackson 1-yard run (Justin Tucker kick), 0:04. Ravens 10–7. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 1:49.
Third quarter
  • BAL – Mark Andrews 8-yard pass from Joe Flacco (Justin Tucker kick), 3:30. Ravens 17–7. Drive: 10 plays, 61 yards, 4:02.
Fourth quarter
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 2-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 12:32. Ravens 17–14. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 5:58.
  • NO – Michael Thomas 5-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 4:58. Saints 21–17. Drive: 12 plays, 56 yards, 6:18.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 39-yard field goal, 2:07. Saints 24–17. Drive: 7 plays, 43 yards, 1:12.
  • BAL – John Brown 14-yard pass from Joe Flacco (kick failed), 0:24. Saints 24–23. Drive: 6 plays, 81 yards, 1:43.

Top passers

  • NO – Drew Brees – 22/30, 212 yards, 2 TD
  • BAL – Joe Flacco – 23/39, 279 yards, 2 TD

Top rushers

  • NO – Alvin Kamara – 17 carries, 64 yards, 1 TD
  • BAL – Alex Collins – 11 carries, 38 yards

Top receivers

  • NO – Michael Thomas – 7 receptions, 69 yards, 1 TD
  • BAL – John Brown – 7 receptions, 134 yards, 1 TD

Drew Brees would throw his 500th touchdown pass against Baltimore, and becoming the third quarterback in modern NFL history to defeat all 32 teams playing in the 2018 season — after Peyton Manning and Brett Favre. In doing so, he improved his record against the Ravens to 1-4.

Week 8: at Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Eight: New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 7 10 10 3

30

Vikings 7 6 0 7

20

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIN – Latavius Murray 1-yard run (kick failed, wide left), 11:57. Vikings 13–7. Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 4:05.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 52-yard field goal, 7:27. Vikings 13–10. Drive: 8 plays, 33 yards, 4:30.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 1-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 0:30. Saints 17–13. Drive: 2 plays, 18 yards, 0:27.

Third quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 42-yard field goal, 8:19. Saints 20–13. Drive: 9 plays, 21 yards, 4:09.
  • NO – P. J. Williams 45-yard interception return (Wil Lutz kick), 5:58. Saints 27–13.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 42-yard field goal, 9:35. Saints 30–13. Drive: 15 plays, 60 yards, 8:15.
  • MIN – Adam Thielen 1-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dan Bailey kick), 4:26. Saints 30–20. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 5:09.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

The Saints travelled to Minnesota for the first time since the 2017 Divisional round; during which safety Marcus Williams missed a tackle on the game's final play that allowed a 61-yard game-winning touchdown reception by Stefon Diggs. In this divisional round rematch, despite a good offensive showing from Kirk Cousins and Stefon Diggs, and Drew Brees who was held to just 120 passing yards, New Orleans still won the game 30-20 to go to 6-1 and avenge their aforementioned playoff loss.

Week 9: vs. Los Angeles RamsEdit

Week Nine: Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 10 10 8

35

Saints 14 21 0 10

45

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

First quarter

  • NO – Alvin Kamara 11-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 9:25. Saints 7–0. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:35.
  • LAR – Todd Gurley 8-yard run (Greg Zuerlein kick), 6:04. Tied 7–7. Drive: 6 plays, 71 yards, 3:21.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 16-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 1:40. Saints 14–7. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:24.

Second quarter

  • LAR – Brandin Cooks 4-yard pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick), 14:12. Tied 14–14. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:28.
  • NO – Tre'Quan Smith 4-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 7:35. Saints 21–14. Drive: 10 plays, 87 yards, 5:31.
  • NO – Benjamin Watson 13-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 1:06. Saints 28–14. Drive: 6 plays, 59 yards, 2:24.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 1-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 0:26. Saints 35–14. Drive: 6 plays, 34 yards, 0:33.
  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 56-yard field goal, 0:00. Saints 35–17. Drive: 5 plays, 37 yards, 0:26.

Third quarter

  • LAR – Malcolm Brown 18-yard pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick), 9:38. Saints 35–24. Drive: 11 plays, 77 yards, 5:22.
  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 34-yard field goal, 1:30. Saints 35–27. Drive: 9 plays, 68 yards, 3:56.

Fourth quarter

  • LAR – Cooper Kupp 41-yard pass from Jared Goff (Jared Goff-Gerald Everett pass), 9:48. Tied 35–35. Drive: 6 plays, 83 yards, 3:39.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 54-yard field goal, 6:23. Saints 38–35. Drive: 9 plays, 40 yards, 3:23.
  • NO – Michael Thomas 72-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 3:52. Saints 45–35. Drive: 3 plays, 75 yards, 0:58.

Top passers

  • LAR – Jared Goff – 28/40, 391 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
  • NO – Drew Brees – 25/36, 346 yards, 4 TD

Top rushers

  • LAR – Todd Gurley – 13 carries, 68 yards, 1 TD
  • NO – Alvin Kamara – 19 carries, 82 yards, 2 TD

Top receivers

  • LAR – Brandin Cooks – 6 receptions, 114 yards, 1 TD
  • NO – Michael Thomas – 12 receptions, 211 yards, 1 TD
With the victory, the Saints extended their winning streak to 7 games (Starting from week 2) and ended the previously 8-0 Rams' chances at completing a perfect season. Also, star wide receiver Michael Thomas, after scoring on his 12th reception, paid homage to former Saints wide receiver Joe Horn by pulling out a cell phone from underneath the goalpost pretending to make a call. This celebration drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

Week 10: at Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week Ten: New Orleans Saints at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 7 28 10 6

51

Bengals 7 0 0 7

14

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 28-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 13:33. Saints 14–7. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:23.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 4-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 5:34. Saints 21–7. Drive: 9 plays, 90 yards, 4:54.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 1-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 1:22. Saints 28–7. Drive: 9 plays, 60 yards, 2:40.
  • NO – Michael Thomas 17-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 0:02. Saints 35–7. Drive: 1 plays, 17 yards, 0:06.
Third quarter
  • NO – Wil Lutz 29-yard field goal, 9:04. Saints 38–7. Drive: 8 plays, 61 yards, 4:08.
  • NO – Drew Brees 1-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 2:25. Saints 45–7. Drive: 8 plays, 62 yards, 3:56.
Fourth quarter
  • NO – Wil Lutz 42-yard field goal, 10:41. Saints 48–7. Drive: 9 plays, 35 yards, 5:52.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 41-yard field goal, 7:17. Saints 51–7. Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, 1:35.
  • CIN – Jeff Driskel 27-yard run (Randy Bullock kick), 4:42. Saints 51–14. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:35.

Top passers

  • NO – Drew Brees – 22/25, 265 yards, 3 TD
  • CIN – Andy Dalton – 12/20, 153 yards, TD, 2 INT

Top rushers

  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. – 13 carries, 104 yards
  • CIN – Joe Mixon – 11 carries, 61 yards

Top receivers

  • NO – Michael Thomas – 8 receptions, 70 yards, 2 TD
  • CIN – Tyler Boyd – 3 receptions, 65 yards

After losing the newly acquired Dez Bryant for the year with an Achilles' tear in practice, several players, including Michael Thomas, and running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara paid tribute by throwing up Bryant's signature 'X' celebration each time they scored. Safety Marcus Williams returned a long interception to end the first half with the Saints leading 35-7. New Orleans would eventually stun the Bengals in a 51-14 victory and their streak continued, going 8-1.

Week 11: vs. Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Eleven: Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 0 0

7

Saints 10 14 14 10

48

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: November 18
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,042
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 38-yard field goal, 9:10. Saints 3–0. Drive: 8 plays, 57 yards, 4:14.
  • NO – Austin Carr 3-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 3:12. Saints 10–0. Drive: 11 plays, 86 yards, 4:52.

Second quarter

  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 14-yard rush (Wil Lutz kick), 12:07. Saints 17–0. Drive: 10 plays, 84 yards, 5:32.
  • PHI – Josh Adams 28-yard rush (Jake Elliott kick), 8:42. Saints 17–7. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:25.
  • NO – Tre'Quan Smith 15-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 0:39. Saints 24–7. Drive: 7 plays, 84 yards, 2:40.

Third quarter

  • NO – Michael Thomas 23-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 11:20. Saints 31–7. Drive: 6 plays, 70 yards, 3:40.
  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 1-yard rush (Wil Lutz kick), 5:34. Saints 38–7. Drive: 7 plays, 41 yards, 4:22.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Alvin Kamara 37-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 13:15. Saints 45–7. Drive: 7 plays, 87 yards, 3:18.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 19-yard field goal, 6:46. Saints 48–7. Drive: 8 plays, 33 yards, 5:02.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

After head coach Sean Payton lost a golf bet to Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, the Saints, despite being the home team, wore their white color rush uniforms. It was the first time the Saints used the uniforms at home.

Week 12: vs. Atlanta FalconsEdit

NFL on Thanksgiving Day

Week Twelve: Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 3 0 7 7

17

Saints 7 10 7 7

31

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • NO – Wil Lutz 22-yard field goal, 9:09. Saints 10–3. Drive: 15 plays, 81 yards, 8:26.
  • NO – Austin Carr 12-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 3:20. Saints 17–3. Drive: 7 plays, 42 yards, 4:10.
Third quarter
  • NO – Dan Arnold 25-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 5:59. Saints 24–3. Drive: 6 plays, 70 yards, 3:18.
  • ATL – Calvin Ridley 2-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick), 0:22. Saints 24–10. Drive: 13 plays, 79 yards, 5:37.
Fourth quarter
  • NO – Keith Kirkwood 5-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 9:27. Saints 31–10. Drive: 5 plays, 22 yards, 3:00.
  • ATL – Tevin Coleman 4-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick), 1:51. Saints 31–17. Drive: 7 plays, 59 yards, 1:48.

Top passers

  • ATL – Matt Ryan – 35/47, 377 yards, 2 TD, INT
  • NO – Drew Brees – 15/22, 171 yards, 4 TD, INT

Top rushers

  • ATL – Matt Ryan – 2 carries, 16 yards
  • NO – Alvin Kamara – 14 carries, 89 yards

Top receivers

  • ATL – Julio Jones – 11 receptions, 147 yards
  • NO – Dan Arnold – 4 receptions, 48 yards, TD

Week 13: at Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Thirteen: New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 0 10 0

10

Cowboys 10 3 0 0

13

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: Template:Dow tooltip
  • Game time: 7:20 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 70 °F (21 °C), clear — retractable roof open
  • Game attendance: 93,004
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (Fox/NFLN): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • DAL – Brett Maher 26-yard field goal, 9:27. Cowboys 3–0. Drive: 12 plays, 67 yards, 5:36.
  • DAL – Ezekiel Elliott 16-yard pass from Dak Prescott (Brett Maher kick), 0:57. Cowboys 10–0. Drive: 8 plays, 85 yards, 4:10.
Second quarter
  • DAL – Brett Maher 46-yard field goal, 0:55. Cowboys 13–0. Drive: 16 plays, 70 yards, 9:09.
Third quarter
  • NO – Wil Lutz 33-yard field goal, 10:03. Cowboys 13–3. Drive: 10 plays, 60 yards, 5:00.
  • NO – Keith Kirkwood 30-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 1:08. Cowboys 13–10. Drive: 10 plays, 88 yards, 4:39.
Fourth quarter
  • No scoring plays.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 14: at Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week Fourteen: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 3 8 17

28

Buccaneers 7 7 0 0

14

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • NO – Wil Lutz 30-yard field goal, 7:06. Buccaneers 7–3. Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards, 4:11.
  • TB – Cameron Brate 1-yard pass from Jameis Winston (Cairo Santos kick), 0:26. Buccaneers 14–3. Drive: 6 plays, 39 yards, 1:56.
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • NO – Drew Brees 1-yard rush (Wil Lutz kick), 11:46. Saints 18–14. Drive: 10 plays, 51 yards, 5:35.
  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 17-yard rush (Wil Lutz kick), 7:26. Saints 25–14. Drive: 7 plays, 53 yards, 3:08.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 36-yard field goal, 1:12. Saints 28–14. Drive: 11 plays, 41 yards, 4:20.

Top passers

  • NO – Drew Brees – 24/31, 201 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • TB – Jameis Winston – 18/38, 213 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

Top rushers

  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. – 13 carries, 52 yards, 1 TD
  • TB – Jameis Winston – 5 carries, 47 yards

Top receivers

The New Orleans Saints trailed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14-3 halfway through the 3rd quarter when Taysom Hill sparked a rally by blocking a punt and setting up New Orleans inside Tampa Bay territory. The Saints would go on to win in a comeback 28-14 and clinching a playoff berth in the process.

Week 15: at Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Fifteen: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 3 3 0 6

12

Panthers 7 0 0 2

9

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Date: Template:Dow tooltip
  • Game time: 7:15 p.m. CST/8:15 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 48 °F (9 °C), clear skies
  • Game attendance: 74,188
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, Booger McFarland and Lisa Salters
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 24-yard field goal, 10:00. Panthers 7–6. Drive: 12 plays, 69 yards, 5:50.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Alvin Kamara 16-yard rush (pass failed), 12:12. Saints 12–7. Drive: 11 plays, 84 yards, 6:13.
  • CAR – Donte Jackson New Orleans two-point conversion attempt interception return: 2 points Carolina. Saints 12–9.

Top passers

Top rushers

  • NO – Alvin Kamara – 14 carries, 67 yards, TD
  • CAR – Christian McCaffrey – 15 carries, 53 yards

Top receivers

  • NO – Michael Thomas – 7 receptions, 49 yards
  • CAR – Christian McCaffrey – 8 receptions, 67 yards

Week 16: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Sixteen: Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 3 11 14 0

28

Saints 7 10 7 7

31

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: December 23
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,086
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • PIT – Chris Boswell 49-yard field goal, 5:32. Steelers 3–0. Drive: 9 plays, 29 yards, 4:46.
  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 1-yard rush (Wil Lutz kick), 2:57. Saints 7–3. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:35.

Second quarter

  • PIT – Chris Boswell 30-yard field goal, 14:05. Saints 7–6. Drive: 9 plays, 78 yards, 3:52.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 8-yard rush (Wil Lutz kick), 10:22. Saints 14–6. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:43.
  • PIT – Jaylen Samuels 3-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Ben Roethlisberger-Eli Rogers pass), 0:40. Tied 14–14. Drive: 15 plays, 97 yards, 6:04.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 43-yard field goal, 0:02. Saints 17–14. Drive: 4 plays, 50 yards, 0:38.

Third quarter

  • NO – Alvin Kamara 1-yard rush (Wil Lutz kick), 9:13. Saints 24–14. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:47.
  • PIT – Antonio Brown 3-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick), 4:48. Saints 24–21. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 4:25.
  • PIT – Antonio Brown 20-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick), 1:02. Steelers 28–24. Drive: 4 plays, 66 yards, 1:36.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Michael Thomas 2-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 1:25. Saints 31–28. Drive: 10 plays, 46 yards, 2:41.

Top passers

  • PIT – Ben Roethlisberger – 33/50, 380 yards, 3 TD
  • NO – Drew Brees – 27/39, 326 yards, 1 TD

Top rushers

  • PIT – Jaylen Samuels – 12 carries, 53 yards
  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. – 11 carries, 35 yards, 1 TD

Top receivers

  • PIT – Antonio Brown – 14 receptions, 185 yards, 2 TD
  • NO – Michael Thomas – 11 receptions, 109 yards, 1 TD

With the win, the Saints clinched home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs

Week 17: vs. Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Seventeen: Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 13 10 7 3

33

Saints 0 0 0 14

14

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: December 30
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,028
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber and Kristina Pink
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • CAR – Ian Thomas 8-yard pass from Kyle Allen (Chandler Catanzaro kick), 2:00. Panthers 20–0. Drive: 16 plays, 90 yards, 7:45.
  • CAR – Chandler Catanzaro 22-yard field goal, 0:00. Panthers 23–0. Drive: 7 plays, 66 yards, 1:28.
Third quarter
  • CAR – Curtis Samuel 53-yard pass from Kyle Allen (Chandler Catanzaro kick), 3:46. Panthers 30–0. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:34.
Fourth quarter
  • NO – Tre'Quan Smith 9-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Wil Lutz kick), 13:28. Panthers 30–7. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 5:18.
  • CAR – Chandler Catanzaro 51-yard field goal, 8:17. Panthers 33–7. Drive: 9 plays, 42 yards, 5:11.
  • NO – Taysom Hill 9-yard rush (Wil Lutz kick), 3:47. Panthers 33–14. Drive: 4 plays, 57 yards, 1:23.

Top passers

  • CAR – Kyle Allen – 16/27, 228 yards, 2 TD
  • NO – Teddy Bridgewater – 14/22, 118 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Top rushers

  • CAR – Cameron Artis-Payne – 16 carries, 56 yards
  • NO – Dwayne Washington – 11 carries, 108 yards

Top receivers

  • CAR – D.J. Moore – 4 receptions, 81 yards
  • NO – Tre'Quan Smith – 3 receptions, 30 yards

Teddy Bridgewater started in this game. With the loss, the Saints finish the season 13-3.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

NFC South
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) New Orleans Saints 13 3 0 .813 4–2 9–3 504 353 L1
Atlanta Falcons 7 9 0 .438 4–2 7–5 414 423 W3
Carolina Panthers 7 9 0 .438 2–4 5–7 376 382 W1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 2–4 4–8 396 464 L4

ConferenceEdit

NFCv · d · e
# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[lower-alpha 1] New Orleans Saints South 13 3 0 .813 4–2 9–3 .482 .488 L1
2[lower-alpha 1] Los Angeles Rams West 13 3 0 .813 6–0 9–3 .480 .428 W2
3 Chicago Bears North 12 4 0 .750 5–1 10–2 .430 .419 W4
4 Dallas Cowboys East 10 6 0 .625 5–1 9–3 .488 .444 W2
Wild cards
5 Seattle Seahawks West 10 6 0 .625 3–3 8–4 .484 .400 W2
6 Philadelphia Eagles East 9 7 0 .563 4–2 6–6 .518 .486 W3
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Minnesota Vikings North 8 7 1 .531 3–2–1 6–5–1 .504 .355 L1
8[lower-alpha 2] Atlanta Falcons South 7 9 0 .438 4–2 7–5 .482 .348 W3
9[lower-alpha 2] Washington Redskins East 7 9 0 .438 2–4 6–6 .486 .371 L2
10[lower-alpha 2] Carolina Panthers South 7 9 0 .438 2–4 5–7 .508 .518 W1
11 Green Bay Packers North 6 9 1 .406 1–4–1 3–8–1 .488 .417 L1
12 Detroit Lions North 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 .504 .427 W1
13[lower-alpha 3] New York Giants East 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 .527 .487 L3
14[lower-alpha 3] Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 5 11 0 .313 2–4 4–8 .523 .506 L4
15 San Francisco 49ers West 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 .504 .406 L2
16 Arizona Cardinals West 3 13 0 .188 2–4 3–9 .527 .302 L4
Tiebreakers[lower-alpha 4]

Single player milestoneEdit

Late in the first half of the Week 5, Monday Night game against the Washington Redskins, Quarterback Drew Brees surpassed Brett Favre (71,838) and Peyton Manning (71,940) for the most career passing yards. Brees surpassed Favre on a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Josh Hill, and later he surpassed Manning with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith, giving him the NFL's All-Time Career pass yardage record.[1] Brees also threw his 500th touchdown pass against the Baltimore Ravens, with a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Benjamin Watson.

PostseasonEdit

Playoff round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card First-round bye
Divisional January 13, 2019 Philadelphia Eagles (6) W 20–14 1–0 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
NFC Championship January 20, 2019 Los Angeles Rams (2) L 23–26 (OT) 1–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap

NFC Divisional Playoffs: vs. (#6) Philadelphia EaglesEdit

NFC Divisional Playoffs: (#6) Philadelphia Eagles at (#1) New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 14 0 0 0

14

Saints 0 10 7 3

20

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

First quarter

  • PHI – Jordan Matthews 37-yard pass from Nick Foles (Jake Elliott kick), 10:41. Eagles 7–0. Drive: 7 plays, 76 yards, 4:05.
  • PHI – Nick Foles 1-yard rush (Jake Elliott kick), 4:37. Eagles 14–0. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:14.

Second quarter

  • NO – Keith Kirkwood 2-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 7:23. Eagles 14–7. Drive: 12 plays, 79 yards, 6:12.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 45-yard field goal, 0:06. Eagles 14–10. Drive: 7 plays, 67 yards, 1:12.

Third quarter

  • NO – Michael Thomas 2-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 1:40. Saints 17–14. Drive: 18 plays, 92 yards, 11:29.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 39-yard field goal, 10:28. Saints 20–14. Drive: 8 plays, 62 yards, 3:31.

Top passers

  • PHI – Nick Foles – 18/31, 201 yards, TD, 2 INT
  • NO – Drew Brees – 28/38, 301 yards, 2 TD, INT

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • PHI – Alshon Jeffery – 5 receptions, 63 yards
  • NO – Michael Thomas – 12 receptions, 171 yards, TD

NFC Championship: vs. (#2) Los Angeles RamsEdit

NFC Championship: (#2) Los Angeles Rams at (#1) New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 10 7 6

26

Saints 13 0 7 3

23

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: January 20, 2019
  • Game time: 2:05 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,028
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Chris Myers
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 37-yard field goal, 10:04. Saints 3–0. Drive: 11 plays, 56 yards, 4:56.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 29-yard field goal, 7:06. Saints 6–0. Drive: 4 plays, 6 yards, 1:29.
  • NO – Garrett Griffin 5-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 1:35. Saints 13–0. Drive: 8 plays, 68 yards, 3:51.

Second quarter

  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 36-yard field goal, 9:45. Saints 13–3. Drive: 14 plays, 57 yards, 6:50.
  • LAR – Todd Gurley 6-yard run (Greg Zuerlein kick), 0:23. Saints 13–10. Drive: 7 plays, 81 yards, 1:29.

Third quarter

  • NO – Taysom Hill 2-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 8:34. Saints 20–10. Drive: 12 plays, 71 yards, 5:31.
  • LAR – Tyler Higbee 1-yard pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick), 3:06. Saints 20–17. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:28.

Fourth quarter

  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 24-yard field goal, 5:03. Tied 20–20. Drive: 9 plays, 85 yards, 5:52.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 31-yard field goal, 1:41. Saints 23–20. Drive: 9 plays, 57 yards, 3:22.
  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 48-yard field goal, 0:15. Tied 23–23. Drive: 9 plays, 45 yards, 1:26.

Overtime

  • LAR - Greg Zuerlein 57-yard field goal, 11:47. Rams 26–23. Drive: 5 plays, 15 yards, 2:12.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

The game was marred with controversy after the referees missed a pass interference call of Nickell Robey-Coleman's hit on Tommylee Lewis on 3rd-and-10 with 1:45 remaining in the 4th quarter.[2][3] Some fans, players, and analysts believe the missed call is among the worst in NFL history.[4] The NFL admitted to missing the call soon after the game was over,[5] but did not apologize for the situation until a week and a half later.[6] The fallout from the missed call was a factor in the NFL's decision to expand instantly replay, making pass interference (including non-calls) reviewable. [7]

ReferencesEdit

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