The Chargers had every chance of winning their Monday Night Football game against the Saints in Week 5, but two missed kicks proved costly and they lost 30-27 in overtime in New Orleans.
It was an old West Coast QB performance by Drew Brees that ended with a 33-of-47 pass for 325 yards, a touchdown and interception, and a 1-yard rushing TD. He may not have the arm strength to air it out like he used to, but Bree's surgical precision at crucial moments made all the difference.
Brees got through in the clutch, but the chargers will feel like they should have won. The regrets start with the first touchdown in the first quarter. Michael "Money Badger" Badgley missed the PAT and kept the score 6-0. Still, things looked good when LA went 4:25 in the second quarter in the third touchdown from rookie QB Justin Herbert in the first half with 20-3.
That was until Brees took a picture-perfect ride to finish halfway and she finished off with a QB sneak to close the gap on 20-10 towards the locker room.
The Saints' defense dominated the second half, which allowed New Orleans to end the game with a field goal from Wil Lutz and a 41-yard TD bomb from Brees against a wide-open Jared Cook at 11:21 in the fourth quarter.
Herbert wouldn't go quietly, however. He threw his fourth TD of the night, a 64 yard deep ball, at Mike Williams to regain the lead for LA, 27-20, at 3:40.
Brees did not go under easily. He promptly led a scoring drive that was completed by Taysom Hill with a 9 yard rushing score. The Chargers had an opportunity to win in regulation, however, and Herbert set up Badgley to earn the redemption after Williams made an impressive catch eight seconds before the end of the New Orleans 32. But Badgley missed again, his 50-yard attempt to win the game failed on the right post.
The Saints let the ball work overtime and Lutz hit a 36 yard field goal to give them a 30-27 lead. On the following ride, Herbert completed a pass to Williams in fourth place, but fell just short of the line to win and ended the game.
Herbert finished the game with a 20-of-34 pass for 264 yards and four TDs, becoming the first rookie to throw four touchdowns on Monday Night Football.
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Saints vs. Chargers score
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11:35 pm – – FINAL: Saints 30, Chargers 27. Herbert hits Williams in fourth place, but it's close to winning.
11:30 p.m. – – Defending the chargers holds, forcing the Saints to be content with a field goal. Lutz hits from 36 yards and the Saints lead 30-27 with 5:08 remaining.
11:22 p.m. – – The saints make the ball work overtime. Kamara brings it back to the New Orleans 34-yard line.
11:19 pm – He missed it. Michael Badgely's 50-yard attempt to win it hits the right post. We'll be working overtime, between 27 and 27 o'clock.
11:17 pm – – Huuuuuuge catches the left sideline from Mike Williams. Chargers use their last time out with 8 seconds left, Ball at the 32-yard line.
11:08 pm – TOUCHDOWN SAINTS. Taysom Hill comes and runs in from 9 meters away. Saints tie it, 27-27 with 52 seconds left in regulation.
11:06 pm – – YOU MUST SEE THIS CATCH BY ALVIN KAMARA. 28-yard win on the 15-yard line, plenty of time for New Orleans.
11:05 pm – – 2-MINUTE WARNING: Saints have it to play first and 10 at the 43 yard line of the chargers with 1:53.
10:59 p.m. – – TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Herbert makes a slight deep pass to a butt-naked Williams open for a 64-yard score. LA leads 27-20 by 3:40 to play in regulation.
10:55 pm – – Nothing is going on in New Orleans during this time. LA got the ball back on its 23-yard line at 5:42 in the fourth quarter.
10:52 p.m. – – The Saints stop because Herbert cannot connect with Henry. New Orleans has the ball left at its 23-yard line, 7:12 in the fourth quarter.
10:42 pm – TOUCHDOWN SAINTS. Brees finds Jared Cook wide open to a 41-yard bomb. This is all tied at 8 p.m. to 8 p.m., with 11:21 a.m. still in regulation.
10:32 p.m. – END OF 3Q: Chargers 20, Holy 13. New Orleans has it first and ten on its 37-yard line to start the fourth quarter.
10:29 pm – – Herbert is unable to hit Williams for a wide open TD as the Saints are putting pressure on the throw. New Orleans left it at its 11-yard line, 1:23 in the third quarter.
10:20 pm – – Lutz hits a 53-yard field goal and the Saints now follow 20-13 with 4:52 in the third quarter.
10:10 p.m. – – Slow start for both offenses in the second half while the chargers sting. The Saints got it on their 25-yard line, 8:17 in the third quarter.
10:03 p.m. – – New Orleans stops and strikes; LA got the ball at its 11-yard line at 11:14 in the third quarter.
9:58 pm – – The Saints get it on their own 25 yard line to start the second half.
9:45 p.m. – HALF TIME: Chargers 20, Holy 10.
9:41 pm – TOUCHDOWN SAINTS. This one is good as Brees jumps over the stack on the QB sneak to break the plane. LA's lead is reduced to 20-10, with 14 seconds left in the first half.
9:38 p.m. – – Call is reversed. The clock will reset to 19 seconds and New Orleans will call its final timeout to avoid a 10 second, one second drain and a goal at the 1 yard line.
9:36 pm – – Brees leads a fast run well and hits Emmanuel Sanders 17 seconds ahead for a 6 yard TD. The game is currently being reviewed.
9:30 p.m. – – Well, a quick three and out gives New Orleans a chance to score before half. The Saints have it at their 49-yard line at 1:59 in the half.
9:27 pm – – Another short ride for the Saints and the Chargers puts the ball at their 18-yard line, 2:30 left in the half.
9:21 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Herbert finds Hunter Henry in the back corner on third and goal and LA leads 20-3 at 4:25 in the half.
9:18 p.m. – interception. Brees hovers a litter and Nasir Adderley picks it up. Adderley almost made it to the house with the ball spotted within the 1-yard line.
9.15 p.m. – – One penalty resets the chargers' offense and they go three and back out. Callaway puts the ball back on the 50-yard line, but a holding call puts it back on the New Orleans 16-yard line, 6:47 in the half.
9:08 p.m. – The saints are crammed into number three and one in their own territory and have to sting. Chargers get it back at their 20 yard line, 9:21 to play in half.
9:01 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Biiiiiig throw from Herbert to Jalen Guyton for a 49 yard win sets a 4 yard TD pass to Mike Williams. LA leads 13-3, 11:01 on the left in the first half.
8:57 pm – – Chargers would have gone three and more, but a roughing of the kicker call gives LA an automatic first down, ball left on its own 36 yard line with 1:00 p.m. in the first half.
8:52 p.m. – END OF 1Q: Chargers 6, Holy 3. Will Lutz hits a 48-yard field goal when the time is up to get New Orleans on the board. LA will be kicked off to start the quarter.
8:46 pm – – The Saints can stop and Callaway puts him back on the 48-yard line of chargers at 2:41 in the first quarter.
8:40 pm – – Another boat for the saints. Chargers get the ball on their own 17 yard line.
8:33 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. Herbert rolls to his right and tosses it for a 17 yard score while fleeing at Keenan Allen. Michael Badgely missed his first PAT of the season and the Chargers lead 6-0 and 6:26 in the first quarter.
8:32 pm – – Chargers use their first time out to avoid delaying the game call. It's the third and seventh ball on the New Orleans 17-yard line, 6:33 in the first quarter.
8:24 pm – – Disappointing drive for the saints as they have to sting. A touchback gives the chargers the ball at their 20 yard line, 11:05 on the opening stage.
8:18 pm – – That's a quick three and out for LA. Marquez Callaway brings the punt back 17 yards on the Saints' 47-yard line, 1:23 pm in the first quarter.
8.15 p.m. – – The Saints launch and Justin Herbet will lead out the chargers for the game's first ride.
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Saints vs. Chargers
date : Monday October 12thKick-off time : 8:15 p.m. ETTV channel : ESPNLive broadcast : fuboTV
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