Saints improve to 3-2 with Route 33-22 win over Washington


The New Orleans Saints used big attacking plays in the first half and strong defense in the second half to beat the Washington football team 33-22.

With the win, the Saints improved to 3-2 in 2021 ahead of their week off.

New Orleans lost the toss and got the ball to open the game. In the fifth game of their first possession, starting quarterback Jameis Winston threw an interception. Turnover put Washington with a short field, and a 45-yard field goal gave them a 3-0 lead early on.

Of the Saints’ 112 total yards in the first quarter, 72 of them came on a huge touchdown connection between Winston and wide receiver Deonte Harris that made it 7-3.

Washington responded with a long shot on goal to get closer to a point. On the next possession, the Saints offense yielded its second turnover of the game when Winston escaped after being sacked by Washington defensive end Chase Young.

After the turnover, Washington’s offensive was halted near the midfield, but a harshness penalty to the punter extended the run. They then scored their first touchdown of the game early in the second quarter to regain the 13-7 lead.

Saints star running back Alvin Kamara took over on their second touchdown of the day. Kamara shot through a big hole to run for a 23-yard touchdown, but the extra point missed, so the score remained tied at 13-13.

Washington’s offense continued its efficient play, breaking into the red zone, but rookie cornerback Paulson Adebo gave New Orleans their first defensive turnover of the game with an interception on the two-yard line. Saints.

Winston couldn’t get the Saints’ offense out of their poor position on the pitch, and they were forced to kick. The New Orleans defense gained momentum again by forcing a turnover on the downs, but a sack derailed their next offensive possession and they punted.

Saints punter Blake Gillikin delivered a magnificent 60-yard punt that pinned Washington to his own yard line. A quick three-and-out gave New Orleans one last possession in the first half and, as time ran out, Winston connected with wide receiver Marquez Callaway on a 49-yard touchdown to carry. the score to 20-13 before half-time.

Both teams traded several punts to start the second half before Washington’s rushed offense triggered a 14-game, 69-yard strike that ended with a 24-yard field goal to narrow the lead. of New Orleans at 20-16.

The third quarter was to be forgotten for the offensive of the Saints. New Orleans only managed to gain 18 yards on 10 plays in the frame and opened the final quarter with a third and a 14. Winston went for 12 yards and the Saints kicked midfield to start the fourth. quarter.

Gillikin won it big again for the Saints with another excellent 53-yard punt that came down at the Washington two-yard line.

New Orleans cornerback PJ Williams recorded the second defense interception of the day at the Washington 26-yard line.

The Saints offense took advantage of the turnover and Winston connected with Callaway for his second touchdown. The 12-yard strike took the score to 27-16 with about 12 minutes left.

With 10 minutes remaining, fourth and 14th in midfield, Washington head coach Ron Rivera chose to go. A 26-yard completion kept the player and the game alive for the football team. After questionable passing interference into the end zone at second and at goal that put them on the yard line, Washington rushed for a touchdown. The two-point conversion was incomplete, so the Saints’ lead was 27-22.

On New Orleans’ next possession, Winston was stopped before the first down on a third quarterback. In fourth and one off their own 34-yard line, Saints head coach Sean Payton kept the offense going. This time Winston got the first try and the offense started to roll.

A 32-yard near-end completion Adam Trautman set up Winston’s fourth touchdown of the game. He hit an open Kamara that entered the end zone with a 19-yard touchdown reception to take the lead to 33-22 late in the final period.

The Saints’ defense forced a turnover on the downs, and the offense ran out of time for the 33-22 victory.

Then the Saints have their week off in the sixth week. Their next game is on the road in Week 7 against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Oct. 25 for a Monday night football showdown.

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