Published: Mon, November 20, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Redskins lose running back Chris Thompson with ugly leg injury

Redskins lose running back Chris Thompson with ugly leg injury

After being outplayed for nearly the entire game, the Saints staged a comeback for the ages with a 34-31 overtime victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It was a surprising amount given up by a Saints defense that was dominant over the last month.

Thompson has been Washington's most dynamic offensive playmaker this season, coming into Sunday's game with 38 receptions for 494 yards and three touchdowns along with 60 rushes for another 277 yards and two scores. Drew Brees threw a touchdown, the Saints forced a three-and-out, then Brees threw another touchdown to Alvin Kamara. The Saints had 535 yards of offense while the Redskins had 456 yards.

New Orleans brought a seven-game winning streak into Sunday's game.

But Ingram evened the score, after a four-play, 80-yard Saints drive, powering into the endzone from 36 yards out to end the quarter 10-10. One thing he's provided is versatility, working on both special teams and as a receiver out of the backfield in addition to his work in the ground game.

An action-packed first quarter started on a sour note for the Saints, who turned the ball over on a Brees interception at the Saints 47.

The Saints drew within 24-16 with 9:19 to play in the game on a 42-yard field goal by Lutz. The Saints called an all-out blitz, it didn't work, Washington led at that point 24-13.

Brees finished 29-of-41 passing, for 385 yards and two touchdowns.

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