Saints vs. Chargers: 3 winners, 2 losers from thrilling overtime MNF win

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 12: Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints stands on the field during their NFL game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 12, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 12: Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints stands on the field during their NFL game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 12, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /
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Saints’ Latavius Murray (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Saints’ Latavius Murray (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

The New Orleans Saints, despite being behind early, managed to get the game to overtime. From there, Wil Lutz took care of business as the team won 30-27.

Entering halftime down 20-10, the New Orleans Saints were being shredded by rookie quarterback Justin Herbert.

The Saints weren’t getting much going themselves on the offensive end until a big-time fourth quarter. They scored 14 points and salvaged the game after entering the quarter down seven, winning the second half 17-7.

They forced overtime behind a nine-yard Taysom Hill touchdown with just under a minute left in the game. From there, New Orleans let Wil Lutz do the heavy lifting as he knocked through 36-yard field goal that capped almost a five-minute drive.

Then, when Los Angeles was driving, it was Marshon Lattimore that had a game-saving tackle on Mike Williams, dropping him half of a yard shy of the first down marker.

It was a gritty win for New Orleans, certainly one they would’ve wanted to go differently. They did get the result they wanted as they ended the game with the win and have now moved to 3-2 with the Panthers coming up after a Week 6 bye.

That said, let’s dive into three winners and two losers from the team’s thrilling overtime victory.

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