Monday Night Football: Brian Johnson game-winning field goal lifts Saints to 13-10 win over Seahawks

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Alvin Kamara caught 10 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown and Brian Johnson‘s 33-yard field goal with 1:53 left to play to give the New Orleans Saints a 13-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night.

Kamara carved up the Seahawks defense in the first half as practically the only offensive threat the Saints could muster against Seattle. In addition to his 128 receiving yards, Kamara added 51 yards rushing on the night as well.

In rainy and windy conditions in Seattle, offense was rather tough to come by for most of the night.

The Seahawks quickly jumped out to a 7-0 lead as Geno Smith connected with DK Metcalf for an 84-yard touchdown. Marshon Lattimore fell down when he clicked feet with Metcalf and Marcus Williams was unable to make a play on Metcalf as he sprinted for the touchdown. The only passes longer in team history are Seneca Wallace to Koren Robinson for a 90-yard touchdown in 2008 and Matt Hasselbeck to Ben Obomanu for an 87-yard score in 2010.

Kamara then began his assault on the Seahawks defense. He had eight catches for 109 yards in the first half alone, including a 13-yard touchdown from Jameis Winston inside the final minute of the half that gave the Saints a 10-7 lead at the break.

Winston completed 19 of 35 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown for New Orleans.

Saints tight end Adam Trautman had the football knocked out of his grasp by cornerback Ugo Amadi with 1:45 left in the third quarter and Seahawks linebacker Jordyn Brooks picked up the loose ball to give Seattle possession at the Saints’ 28-yard line.

Despite an abysmal offensive series from Seattle that saw them unable to move the ball a yard, Jason Myers smashed home a 50-yard field goal try with 14 seconds left in the quarter to make it a 10-10 game headed to the fourth quarter.

Myers had missed a tying attempt earlier in the quarter as a 44-yard attempt tailed wide right. He also missed a 53-yard attempt to take the lead with 6:49 left to play.

On the next Saints drive, the Seahawks appeared to force a punt as Marquise Blair and Bobby Wagner combined to sack Winston with six minutes remaining. However, Blair was called for a personal foul for hitting Winston helmet-to-helmet. On third-and-10 for the Saints, Kamara sprung free to move New Orleans into field goal.

Seattle finally got the stop they needed on third down only to jump offsides on the ensuing field goal try to give the Saints another free first down with 3:08 remaining. Rasheem Green and Carlos Dunlap split a sack of Winston to finally force another field goal try at the two-minute warning.

Johnson’s kick gave the Saints the 13-10 lead.

Smith and the Seahawks had one last chance to drive for a tying or go-ahead score. Instead, they went backward. Smith was sacked by Malcolm Jenkins and Damario Davis on consecutive plays and a fourth-and-28 throw for Metcalf was nearly picked off by Davis. The incompletion was still enough for the Saints to get the victory.

For Smith and the Seahawks, it’s the third straight game they have had the ball in the closing minutes with a chance to win a game and come up short with Russell Wilson sidelined. Seattle mustered just 219 yards of total offense with 84 coming on the early touchdown to Metcalf. Smith completed 12 of 22 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown.

36 responses to “Monday Night Football: Brian Johnson game-winning field goal lifts Saints to 13-10 win over Seahawks

  1. Seahawks have totally regressed! The offensive line couldn’t stop a horsefly. Why are the announcers saying why do they keep trying to run the ball and not getting the ball to Metcalf and Lockett?? This team is a friggin’JOKE!

  2. Both teams not very impressive! New Orleans will make playoffs! Seattle is done.Wilson or not!

  3. How about Rashaad Penny??? What a draft pick!!! And D’Wayne Eskridge??? Petey and John Schneider sure have this drafting stuff figured out.

  4. Gino burned two timeouts in the 2nd half, but on a positive note he didn’t lose yardage during those timeouts.

    4th and 28 is the perfect way to say goodbye to any hope at a Wild Card berth. Who knew they would eliminate themselves by Week 7?

  5. After dashing their “Dynasty” hopes in SB’s (Rams; Panthers;Sea Hawks; Falcons; and Chiefs); the curse of losing to TB 12 in the SuperBowl continues to drag teams downs.
    Just kidding.

  6. Was thinking saints really need a decent tight end,but they don’t have a qb that can throw with anything other than rare accuracy even after holding the ball way too long.

  7. I would not be surprised to see this Saints team beat
    the Bucs next week. Their defense is getting healthy
    and is capable, as they proved last season, of shutting
    down that Bucs potent offense.

  8. Make my words, when Wilson comes back and rattles off 4/5 wins..he will ask for a new contract

  9. I wouldnt write New Orleans into the playoffs just yet. They have some very tough games ahead of them… They have to play the Bucs twice, the Bills, the Titans, and the Cowboys.

    The good news for them is that other than the top 5 teams (Bucs, Cards, Rams, Cowboys, and Packers) the rest of the NFC is terrible. So they probably will get in. The bad news is that right now, I can’t imagine them getting past the first round.

  10. tyelee says:
    October 25, 2021 at 11:53 pm
    2 mediocre teams that will be lucky if they finish .500….

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    Wow, being able to finish .500 in a season with an odd number of regular season games? Now that’s impressive.

  11. I loved it in the 2019 playoffs when the Packers earned the game icing 1st down and Pete Carroll threw a tantrum like a 2 year old whose parents wouldn’t buy him a treat.

  12. There is a video on social media of the Saints celebrating in the locker room after….

    Celebrating after beating Geno Smith by three.

    Saints will most definitely be in the QB market soon.

  13. What a terrible display of football by both teams. The weather really wasnt that bad to be a factor on the field goals either, got to make those kicks Seahawks! Another 1 year dynasy goes down in flames for good. Worst defense by a mile overother teams!

  14. Winter is coming, Seattle.

    Without Wilson, this team goes straight to the cellar in the West.

  15. Pretty bad when Kamara is the only offense you have against a defense as bad as Seattle. Where were the WR and TE? And only half a QB!

  16. Any quarterback is going to look bad when he has no offensive line and receivers with hands like feet….But don’t let facts get in the way of your hate for Jameis and Geno…

  17. OBP says:
    October 26, 2021 at 3:38 am
    tyelee says:
    October 25, 2021 at 11:53 pm
    2 mediocre teams that will be lucky if they finish .500….

    32 35 Rate This
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    Wow, being able to finish .500 in a season with an odd number of regular season games? Now that’s impressive.

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    8-8-1

    You never heard of a tie?

  18. As a Bears fan, that was an offensive explosion. Hopefully we’re able to hit double digit points this week

  19. A win is a win is a win. Flying cross country, a Dome team facing bad weather, most of the receiver corps out with injury, and trying a reprogram a QB with a chronic interception addiction(Winston) and the Saints are 4-2, getting healthier on offense and defense (they get David Oneymata back this week, who is the equal of Demario Davis) and heading home. WhoDats have respect for the Bucs and it should be a great game on Halloween!!

  20. Seattle obviously is not a good team this year, even with Wilson. The fact that the Saints only good offense came from Kamara speaks volumes about them also. What a horrible game to watch. This was as ugly as it gets. Gino vs. Jameis…not good.

  21. All the people whining about not liking great defense like was on display in that game are annoying. You’re the reason that the league lets offenses get away with murder every week and why the league looks like flag football. Both defenses brought it last night, especially New Orleans. It was beautiful to watch.

  22. The Saints offense can’t keep up with the Bucs offense. The Saints looked good against a backup QB, Geno Smith. Facing Brady and his plethora of weapons will not be close.

  23. Without Wilson, this team goes straight to the cellar in the West.
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    At least they have hte 9ers to visit with.

  24. The Saints offense can’t keep up with the Bucs offense.
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    Can the Bucs stop the Saints with practice squad corners?

  25. Holmgren’s frozen ‘stache says:
    October 26, 2021 at 12:30 pm
    The Saints offense can’t keep up with the Bucs offense.
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    Can the Bucs stop the Saints with practice squad corners?

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    The Bucs secondary may be weak but they can still rush the passer and stop the run. Jameis will not have time to exploit the Bucs weakness.

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