The Saints then punted after false start and delay-of-game penalties stalled their first drive.
They also had few answers after the game for how they became so susceptible to such a collapse, or how costly it might have been for their postseason hopes.
With the ball on New Orleans 35 yard-line, Perine made a nice move between the tackles and ran the ball for eight yards. And it whiffed at its three opportunities to do so. Washington had a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter, but came out on the wrong side of the game, falling to the New Orleans Saints 34-31 in overtime.
"Perfect preparation prevents poor performance", Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger said. "Any time fans are leaving, you gotta win the game". But do I see it happening? You've gotta find a way to win.
I see the Redskins' defense putting up a better effort than they did against the Vikings, but the offense, as usual, won't move the ball when they need to.
With 5:58 to play in regulation and down 15 points, it didn't look great for New Orleans.
Following Cousins' touchdown drive, New Orleans marched down the field quickly to make it a one-possession game.
As well, Washington's offense suddenly couldn't get out of its own way. Los Angeles was 3 of 11 on third down. His first TD went to tight end Josh Hill with 2:53 to go and the last to Alvin Kamara with 1:05 left.
This week, things will be even tougher as future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Drew Brees, the league's No. 3 rushing attack and the 8th-ranked defense await. The Browns (0-10) harassed Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles throughout and the game, and the Jaguars (7-3) did the same to Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer. "It's a Super Bowl-winning quarterback, you've gotta be on your "A" game in two-minute situations, and we wasn't".
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The Saints trailed 31-16, with fewer than three minutes remaining.
Case Keenum was 27-of-38 passing for 280 yards and a touchdown, and Adam Thielen added six catches for 123 yards and a 65-yard touchdown reception for Minnesota (8-2).
Two long Mark Ingram runs put the Saints in field goal range, and Will Lutz kicked the game-winner from 28 yards out. "My mind is kind of flustered". Watching him get carted off was hard for everyone and; as he left the field, his teammates came to his side to wish him well, and to show support and respect for their teammate.
"It's huge", Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said of Thompson's loss.
"It's bad", Gruden said.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Baltimore's defense bent here and there, but never got close to breaking in beating Green Bay.
The victory could've kept Washington in the playoff picture as it enters a stretch of playing three games in 12 days.
And then the final six minutes of regulation happened. Starting defensive end Alex Okafor had to leave the game following Washington's final TD. "We talked about it, the possible calls we'd have, and that was one of them". "But at the end of the day we've got to make plays".