Take a look at the action from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as the New Orleans Saints take on the Cleveland Browns.
The New Orleans Saints staged two fourth quarter rallies to beat the Cleveland Browns 21-18 on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Browns looked like they were going to win when quarterback Tyrod Taylor hit Antonio Callaway with a 47-yard touchdown pass with 1:16 to play but Zane Gonzalez missed the extra-point attempt wide left, his second extra-points miss of the game.
The Saints (1-1) then marched into field-goal range thanks to 8-yard and 42-yard completions from Drew Brees to Ted Ginn Jr. Wil Lutz made a 44-yard field goal with 22 seconds left for the winning points. Cleveland had a chance to tie but Gonzalez missed a 52-yard field-goal attempt to the right with three seconds to play. It was his fourth missed kick Sunday.
The Saints' first comeback was sparked by three of the team's young play-makers, running back Alvin Kamara, wide receiver Michael Thomas and safety Marcus Williams, as they all made big plays in the final quarter.
Williams intercepted Taylor with 4:57 to play and returned the ball to the Saints' 18-yard line. New Orleans scored on a 5-yard pass from Brees to Thomas. Kamara easily converted the two-point attempt.
Thomas, who had 16 receptions in the team's Week 1 loss to Tampa Bay, had 12 for 89 yards and two touchdowns, the first one a 2-yard score with 8:41 left in the fourth quarter. The 28 receptions in the first two games of the season are the most in NFL history.
Saints left guard Andrus Peat, defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins and wide receiver Tommylee Lewis left the game with injuries.
Saints stat leaders
Drew Brees, 28 of 35 for 243 yards with two TDs
Alvin Kamara, 13 carries for 46 yards and six receptions for 53 yards
Michael Thomas, 12 catches for 89 yards and two TDs