A late interception deep in their own territory cut into the New Orleans Saints' lead as they went into halftime up 17-10 over the New York Jets on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees was intercepted by Leonard Williams after getting hit while throwing the ball. The Jets took over at the 11-yard line with 1:14 to play in the half but the New Orleans defense forced them to settle for a 29-yard Chandler Catanzaro field goal with nine seconds left.
The Saints (9-4) scored on a 23-yard Wil Lutz field goal, a 1-yard run by Mark Ingram II and a 10-yard pass from Drew Brees to rookie Alvin Kamara.
The Jets (5-8) scored earlier on a 2-yard run by Bilal Powell.
Saints tight end Michael Hoomanawanui left the game with a concussion and guard Larry Warford was injured on the Brees interception.
New Orleans Saints key stats
Drew Brees, 15 of 19 for 176 yards with one TD and one interception
Mark Ingram, six carries for 12 yards with one TD
Alvin Kamara, five carries for 25 yards with a 10-yard TD reception
Michael Thomas, four catches for 38 yards
New York Jets key stats
Bryce Petty, 7 of 14 for 46 yards
Bilal Powell, eight carries for 34 yards and one TD
Robby Anderson, four catches for 33 yards