Saints can’t hold off Chiefs, remain winless
In a matchup between two teams looking for answers following their 0-2 starts, the Kansas City Chiefs topped the New Orleans Saints in overtime 27-24.
The Chiefs overcame an 18-point, third quarter deficit and scored 21 unanswered points to win the game.
The comeback began with a 91-yard touchdown run by Jamaal Charles, the longest in Chiefs history and the longest the Saints have given up in their history, noted the Associated Press. Charles finished the game with 233 yards rushing on 33 carries. He also added 55 yards receiving. ESPN noted that Charles suffered a torn ACL just over a year ago and appears as if his explosiveness is back.
Ryan Succop kicked a franchise-record six field goals in the game for the Chiefs, including three in the fourth quarter and one in overtime for the win. Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston also sacked Saints quarterback Drew Brees in the end zone for a safety in the fourth, which set up the game-tying field goal.
Brees was intercepted by Stanford Routt late in the third quarter and did not complete a pass for the rest of the game. He finished the game 20-36 for 240 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception.
New Orleans was briefly ruled the winner in overtime after Saints safety Roman Harper returned a fumble for a touchdown. The fumble was overturned after review.
The Saints fall to 0-3 and are 0-2 in the Superdome, where they were undefeated last season.