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New Orleans 13, Seattle 10
When: 8:15 PM ET, Monday, October 25, 2021
Where: Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington
Temperature: 55°
Head Official: Shawn Hochuli
Attendance: 68563

Brian Johnson, making his NFL debut, kicked a 33-yard field goal with 1:56 remaining as the New Orleans Saints defeated the host Seattle Seahawks 13-10 on a rainy Monday night.

Alvin Kamara accounted for 179 yards of total offense and the lone touchdown for the Saints (4-2). Kamara gained just 51 yards on 20 carries but had a game-high 10 receptions for 128 yards and a score. Kamara set an NFL record by reaching 3,000 yards rushing and 3,000 yards receiving in 66 career games, breaking the old mark of 70 set by former San Francisco 49ers star Roger Craig.

The Seahawks (2-5), playing for the second straight week without injured quarterback Russell Wilson, dropped to 0-3 at home and took their third straight defeat overall.

Seattle's Jason Myers missed two field-goal attempts in the second half, including a 53-yarder that would've given the hosts a lead with 6:49 left.

The Saints then drove for the winning score, thanks in part to two series-extending penalties committed by the Seahawks.

Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner had Jameis Winston wrapped up for an apparent sack on a third-and-9 play, but defensive back Marquise Blair came in late with a helmet-to-helmet hit, giving the Saints a first down.

New Orleans lined up for a 41-yard field-goal attempt with 3:08 left, but Seattle defensive lineman Al Woods jumped offside, giving the Saints a chance to move closer and run off more of the clock.

Winston completed 19 of 35 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown. Seattle's Geno Smith was 12 of 22 for 167 yards and a score.

Smith completed his first pass attempt to DK Metcalf for an 84-yard touchdown. Mefcalf got a step on cornerback Marshon Lattimore, made the catch down the right sideline at Seattle's 40-yard line and sidestepped a diving tackle attempt by New Orleans safety Marcus Williams before sprinting untouched to the end zone.

The Saints scored 10 points in the final 4:23 of the second quarter to take a 10-7 lead.

Johnson made a 21-yard field goal to cap a 19-play, 86-yard drive that took 10:16. The Saints had second-and-goal from the 1-yard line, but Kamara was stopped for a 1-yard loss and Winston's third-down pass was knocked down in the end zone by linebacker Jordyn Brooks.

New Orleans took the lead with 40 seconds left in the half on a 13-yard pass from Winston to Kamara. Winston dropped the shotgun snap but the ball fell on its side and stopped on the wet turf. Winston picked it back up with one hand, rolled to his right and hit Kamara on a screen pass, and the running back avoided a tackle on his way to the end zone.

The Saints finished with 304 total yards while limiting the Seahawks to 219.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Rushing
New Orleans   Seattle
Alvin Kamara Player Alex Collins
20 Attempts 16
51 Yards 35
2.5 Avg Yards 2.2
0 Touchdowns 0
12 Long 6
Receiving
New Orleans   Seattle
Alvin Kamara Player DK Metcalf
10 Receptions 2
128 Yards 96
12.8 Avg Yards 48.0
1 Touchdowns 1
31 Long 84
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
New Orleans 304 94 210 1 2 0 5.0 0
Seattle 219 90 129 1 1 0 2.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Jacksonville. The Seahawks have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Saints have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.