Brian Johnson kicked a 33-yard area objective with 1:56 remaining in his NFL debut, and the New Orleans Saints capitalized on a collection of Seattle errors for a 13-10 win over the Seahawks on Monday night time.
Alvin Kamara carried the load for New Orleans and Jameis Winston made a handful of performs when wanted, however the Saints escaped Seattle thanks largely to a collection of blunders by the house workforce, who have been led by backup quarterback Geno Smith.
Two of the Seahawks’ largest errors got here on New Orleans’ deciding drive when Seattle have been flagged for roughing the passer and leaping offside on an extended field-goal try. Each penalties gave New Orleans first downs, and Johnson’s area objective popping out of the two-minute warning put the Saints forward.
Johnson, a rookie from Virginia Tech, made an additional level and each field-goal tries, connecting from 21 yards within the first half.
Smith hit DK Metcalf for an 84-yard landing within the first quarter however went nowhere when the Seahawks had a last probability to tie or win. Smith was sacked on consecutive performs by Malcolm Jenkins and Demario Davis. On fourth-and-28, Smith was pressured once more and his throw to Metcalf fell incomplete. Smith went 12 of twenty-two for 167 yards and was sacked 5 instances as Davis, Cameron Jordan and others made his night time uncomfortable.
The Seahawks misplaced their third straight recreation for the primary time since 2011 and fell to 0-3 at house.
Kamara completed with 10 catches for 128 yards and a 13-yard TD reception late within the first half. It was his fifth profession regular-season recreation with double-digit receptions. He rushed for 51 yards.
Winston was 19 of 35 for 222 yards and added 43 yards dashing. He additionally made sufficient performs because of Seattle penalties to get the Saints in vary for the profitable area objective.
Seattle appeared to get a cease, however Marquise Blair was known as for roughing the passer on a third-down sack after hitting Winston with the crown of his helmet. Kamara then sprinted previous a blitz for 12 yards on third-and-10 and the Saints have been in field-goal vary.
Al Woods jumped offside as Johnson lined up for a 43-yard try, permitting New Orleans to burn one other 90 seconds off the clock earlier than Johnson made the shorter attempt.
Seattle’s Jason Myers missed a pair of area objective makes an attempt from 44 and 53 yards the second into the open finish of the stadium after Smith took one other pricey sack. Myers made a 50-yarder.
Kamara had 21 touches on New Orleans’ 39 offensive performs within the first half. He was largely ineffective on the bottom, however Seattle couldn’t gradual him down within the cross recreation. He already had 108 yards receiving by halftime.
4 of his receptions got here on the ultimate drive of the half when his 31-yard catch-and-run out of the backfield arrange his 13-yard TD catch and a 10-7 halftime lead.