Jameis Winston and New Orleans Saints Comeback Falls Short
Well, it least it wasn't boring.
The New Orleans Saints lost to the Minnesota Vikings 27-19 Sunday afternoon in one of the more thrilling and frustrating losses this season.
The Saints trailed 27-3 when starting quarterback Derek Carr was injured and replaced by Jameis Winston who led a furious comeback that fell short, but it wasn’t without it’s moments.
Following the Vikings making it a 24-point game, Winston led the Saints on their first touchdown drive of the game. Connecting with Chris Olive on a 14-yard catch in the back corner of the end zone. Alvin Kamara ran in for the 2-point conversion, bringing the Saints within 27-11.
After the Vikings missed a 54-yard field goal a couple of possessions later, Winston scrambled to his left only to throw across the entire field for a 15-yard touchdown pass to A.T. Perry. It was Perry’s first career touchdown catch and Once again Kamara ran in for the two-point conversion, making it a 27-19 Vikings lead.
In the 4th quarter, the Saints had three legitimate chances to tie the game, but Winston threw a pair of interceptions, preventing the comeback.
Eventually, Winston’s Hail Mary at the end of the game fell harmlessly in the end zone to end the game.
The Saints’ two-game winning streak is snapped and will head into their bye week 5-5 and will be no worse than tied for 1st Place in the NFC South.
2023 New Orleans Saints Season in Review
Gallery Credit: David Schultz