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8-2, 1st in NFC South
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Saints march to victory

New Orleans became just the fourth team the last 15 seasons to come back from a 14-point deficit with three minutes left in the 4th quarter in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Washington.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Ingram on gaining 134 yards on just 11 carries Sunday: "I love that for the yards per carry. I'm trying to catch AK (Alvin Kamara, who entered the day with a NFL-high 6.5 yards per carry)." Ingram said Kamara and Saints CB Marshon Lattimore are the NFL's Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year. "Don't @ me, either," Ingram said -- a reference to Twitter responses. "Don't @ me."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Strong quote by Sean Payton on how special this win was (and how he won't let the team off the hook for the early struggles): "I would say, when you have wins like this, it's the No. 1 thing you'll miss when you're finished playing or you're finished coaching -- the excitement of getting one maybe you didn't think you were going to get. ... But there's a lot of things we've got to get cleaned up. There's no 'victory Monday' tomorrow. We'll be in early ... and that's just how it's gonna be."

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Brees was perfect down the stretch

Drew Brees struggled as the Saints dug themselves into a hole Sunday, but he made up for it in the final two drives of regulation. He hit all 11 passes for 164 yards and a pair of scores on those drives. Brees didn't have to attempt a pass in overtime, as New Orleans' run game set up the game-winning field goal.

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Saturday calls Saints' comeback 'insane' (1:18)

Brian Burke ESPN Analytics 

According to our win probability model, the Saints had just a 0.2% chance of winning at their lowest point. That was at 1st and 10 at their own 45 with 4:42 in the 4th quarter. The Saints' win was the biggest comeback since last season's Super Bowl.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara both scored 20-plus PPR fantasy points today, marking the second consecutive week they have both done that. They are the first running backs from the same team to both score at least that many in consecutive team games since Theotis Brown and Dan Doornink did it for the 1981 Seattle Seahawks (Weeks 10-11).

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Ingram says Saints are 'dogs' (0:44)
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Brees sees no limit for Kamara, Ingram (1:27)
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Saints' comeback brings back 2009 memories (0:57)
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Saints rally in OT to win 8th straight (1:15)
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Saints extend win streak to 8, roar back, 34-31 in OT

The New Orleans Saints extended their winning streak to eight games with an unlikely comeback, erasing a 15-point deficit inside the final six minutes of regulation and kicking a short field goal in overtime to defeat the Washington Redskins 34-31.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After their dramatic comeback win over the Redskins, the Saints now have an 81% chance to win the NFC South. That includes today's results and current win probabilities but not changes to FPI ratings as a result of today's performances.

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Mark Ingram says no victory Monday tomorrow. It's right back to work for the Saints.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Sunday marked the first time in Saints history that they won a game after trailing by 14-plus points at any point in the fourth quarter (much less with three minutes remaining).

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees completed all 11 of his pass attempts (not counting penalties) for a total of 164 yards on the Saints' final two TD drives in regulation to force overtime. They haven't needed him to be Superman this year, but that's not bad.

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Kamara ties it for Saints with TD catch, 2-point conversion (0:27)
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Saints win 8th straight on Lutz's OT field goal (0:24)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints RBs continue to produce high-level numbers. Mark Ingram racked up 155 total yards and a TD while Alvin Kamara produced 117 total yards and a score.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints' eighth straight win is their most unthinkable -- a rally from down 31-15 with less than three minutes remaining to beat the Redskins 34-31 in overtime. If this winds up being a special season for the Saints, this is one that will get talked about for years -- just like their improbable rally at Washington during the 2009 Super Bowl season.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

With about six minutes left in regulation, the Redskins had a 99.7% chance of winning today. They lost.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints defense comes through in the clutch to force overtime -- knocking Redskins out of field goal range by forcing an inexplicable intentional grounding penalty against Kirk Cousins, then following with a sack. Rough day overall for the Saints' defense, but a really strong finish.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Unreal. The Saints score the TD and the 2-point conversion to tie the Redskins at 31 with 1:05 left. More magic from Saints rookie RB Alvin Kamara, who bobbled a pass to himself on his way into the end zone on an 18-yard TD. Then Kamara scored the 2-pointer on a toss play behind a great block by TE Josh Hill.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints defense does its job on that drive -- a three-and-out that will force the Redskins to punt with 2:00 remaining and trying to protect a 31-23 lead. The Saints have no timeouts left.

Team Stats

Passing Yards260.25th
Rushing Yards142.23rd
Points For29.83rd
Points Against18.3Tied-5th