Saints lose after last-second missed field goal, Vikings 28 - Saints 25
LONDON, U.K. (WVUE) - The New Orleans Saints were a few doinks from winning a thriller in London, falling to the Minnesota Vikings, 28-25.
The teams kicked off at Tottenham Hot Spur stadium at 8:30 a.m. (CT) on Sunday to a rousing group of fans.
After the teams fought back-and-forth through the fourth quarter, Greg Joseph hit a 48-yard-field goal with less than two minutes in the game.
Despite making a 60-yard field goal moments earlier, Wil Lutz did not have enough to kick it from 62 yards out, as the ball bounced off the post.
A wickedly bad end overseas, after the Saints appeared to never have a grip on offense, and some costly penalties.
Justin Jefferson had 10 catches for 147 yards. Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins also had a solid game.
The Saints were without starters Jameis Winston, Michael Thomas, Andrus Peat, and Alvin Kamara. Kamara was a gameday decision.
Saints backup quarterback Andy Dalton performed well, throwing for an efficient 236 yards and a touchdown on 20 completions. He did not throw the ball away but did lose a fumble early.
The Saints fall to 1-3, while the Vikings improved to 3-1 with decent positioning in the NFC this early in the season.
The Saints head back to the Superdome on Sunday to host Seattle for a noon kickoff.
See Sean Fazende’s updates from London:
Jameis Winston missed his third straight practice on Friday for the Saints in London.
Andy Dalton continued to take first-team snaps with Taysom Hill in a reserve role at quarterback.
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