Lutz's monster field goal sends Saints to last-gasp win over Texans


The referees in Monday night's New Orleans Saints-Houston Texans game cost the Saints valuable time before halftime with a wrongly applied 10-second runoff.

There were a few units that dominated this game for New Orleans.

Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson threw an interception in the third quarter and Hopkins was called for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty as a result.

That said, were you not about turn the television off after that Kenny Stills' touchdown with 37 seconds left?

Lutz's kick came just moments after Watson had driven the Texans 75 yards for a touchdown in two plays in front of a crowd of 73,000 Monday night at the Superdome stadium.

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The Saints were getting ready for their next play but the referees blew the whistle with 26 seconds left in the half so they could review the catch.

On the drive's first play, Watson went deep up the middle, finding Will Fuller, V for a 54-yard gain. After the review resulted in a first down, officials cited National Football League rules requiring a runoff. They mortgaged their future to arguably overpay for stud left tackle Laremy Tunsil, trading two first-round picks and a second to the Dolphins.

This is the first time the Saints won their season opener since 2013. "He'll lead the Saints" high-octane offense as they look to make another big playoff run.

Saints: Visit the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.