NEW ORLEANS (AP) Matt Bryant did what Garrett Hartley could not, drilling a 46-yard field goal with 1:55 left in overtime to lift the Atlanta Falcons to a 27-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
The Saints appeared to have a thrilling victory in hand when Drew Brees drove New Orleans deep into Falcons territory to set up a 29-yard field goal in overtime. Instead, Hartley hooked the kick to the left for his third miss this season.
Matt Ryan passed for 228 yards and touchdowns of 13 yards to Tony Gonzalez and 22 yards to Roddy White to give the Falcons (2-1) their second straight win.
Lance Moore had a pair of TD catches for New Orleans (2-1), including a career-long 80 yarder. He also had a 72-yard punt return to set up Jeremy Shockey’s TD.
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