Saints QB Drew Brees threw an INT that set up the Lions for a game-winning TD drive that ultimately cost them the game.
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Leading 23-10 with only 5:24 left to go in the fourth quarter, the New Orleans Saints defense was keeping the Detroit Lions in check and it looked like it would just be a matter of running out the clock for their third win of the season. That’s when things fell apart.
A Golden Tate 73-yard touchdown brought the Lions within a score and Drew Brees threw an interception on the next possession to set the Lions up for their game-winning score. Some wondered if the team should have been running the ball instead of throwing it at that point in the game and several members of the team said that there was plenty of blame to go around, but Brees wanted most of it for himself.
“The worst feeling in professional sports is when you feel like you let your team down. And that’s the way I feel right now,” Brees said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “You’ve gotta know when to take a chance, when to try to fit a ball in there, or when to throw it away, take a sack, scramble, whatever it might be, and make sure the ball stays in your hands. And unfortunately that’s a critical time of the game where a turnover cannot happen, and I’m responsible for that. That one’s on me.”View poll on FanMob