(AP) Wil Lutz made a 58-yard field goal as time expired to lift New Orleans over Houston 30-28 in a game that had three scoring plays in the final minute.
Deshaun Watson threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to former Saints receiver Kenny Stills with 37 seconds left, capping a two-play 75-yard drive that put the Texans in front after they began their final possession down by six with 50 seconds left.
But there was just enough time remaining for Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who capped a 370-yard, two-touchdown performance by completing a 15-yard pass to Tedd Ginn Jr, an 11-yarder to Michael Thomas and another pass to Ginn for 9 yards in quick succession.
That allowed New Orleans to save its final timeout until just 2 seconds remained and set up Lutz's game-winning boot.
The 40-year-old Brees completed 32 of 43 passes. He threw one interception deep in Houston territory in the first half that could have proved costly, but did enough to make up for it.
Watson completed 20 of 30 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns - two of them to DeAndre Hopkins - and also ran for a 21-yard score on a fourth-down play.
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