Lutz hits 58-yard FG for Saints to beat Texans, 30-28

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Wil Lutz hit a 58-yard field goal to beat the Texans on the last play of the game, 30-28.

New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz celebrates his game-winning 58-yard field goal at the end of regulation in the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. The Saints won 30-28. | Photo Source: AP Photo / Butch Dill

Deshaun Watson connected with former Saint Kenny Stills with under a minute left in the contest for a 37-yard touchdown to give the Texans a 28-27 lead.

The Saints scoring party started with Latavius Murray in the third quarter. His first TD in the Black and Gold covered 30 yards.

Drew Brees would keep the scoring going with a TD pass to Taysom Hill covering nine yards. That cut the Saints deficit to 21-17.

The scoring would continue in the fourth for New Orleans, Brees hooked up with Alvin Kamara for a 14-yard score.

In the first half, it was all Houston. The Texans would capitalize on a Brees interception, via a Deshaun Watson 21-yard touchdown run. The drive covered 94 yards, giving Houston a 7-0 advantage.

Later in the second quarter, the Texans found the end zone again courtesy of a Watson to DeAndre Hopkins 2-yard touchdown connection. That upped the Texans lead to 14-3.

Watson would find Hopkins again in the third quarter, this time from 16 yards out.


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