Wil Lutz nails 52-yard field goal that keeps New Orleans breathing
October 18, 2016, 12:03 am TWN
NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans kicker Wil Lutz slotted a 52-yard field goal with 11 seconds left to give the Saints a 41-38 victory over Carolina on Sunday, dropping last year's NFC champion Panthers to a 1-5 record.
Elsewhere, Dallas forced four turnovers to win comfortably at Green Bay, and Seattle rallied for a narrow victory over Atlanta.
New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees passed for 465 yards and four touchdowns in his 15th career 400-yard game in regular season games; tying for the record with Peyton Manning.
Carolina lost its fourth straight despite the return of quarterback Cam Newton, who missed last week's loss to Tampa Bay because of a concussion.
Newton passed for 322 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a 2-yard score and threw a 2-point conversion that tied the game with 2:58 left, after having trailed 21-0 early.
Dallas rookie Dak Prescott threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns as the Cowboys beat Green Bay 30-16.
Prescott was 18 of 27, shaking off two fumbles and an interception — the first of his career — to lead the Cowboys (5-1) to their fifth straight win. He showed poise in the fourth quarter while marching the Cowboys on a seven-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a touchdown for an 18-point lead.
Seattle's Steven Hauschka kicked a 44-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining to lift the Seahawks over Atlanta 26-24.
Kansas City's Spencer Ware ran for a career-high 131 yards and a touchdown to lead the Chiefs over Oakland 26-10.
Tom Brady, in his first home game since the end of his "Deflategate" suspension, had three touchdown passes as the Patriots defeated Cincinnati 35-17.
Elsewhere, it was Giants 27, Ravens 23; Lions 31, Rams 28; Titans 28, Browns 26; Jaguars 17, Bears 16; Bills 45, 49ers 16; Texans 26, Colts 23; and Dolphins 30, Steelers 15.