Tom Brady Touchdown Pass with :05 Stuns Saints, 30-27

By Jason McIntyre

The New England Patriots were aggressive in the final three minutes of the 4th quarter. The New Orleans Saints had the lead and went conservative.

And the Patriots won, 30-27. And the Saints are no longer unbeaten (5-1).

First, Bill Belichick went for it on 4th down and short from inside his own 30, trailing 24-23. Somebody dropped a pass. The Saints went conservative, and settled for a field goal and 27-23 lead.

The Patriots got the ball back … and Tom Brady threw an interception. Fans poured out of the stadium. But the Saints, again, did nothing.

The Patriots got the ball back … and went 70 yards in 1:13, capped by a perfect Tom Brady to Kenbrell Thompkins TD pass. It left Rob Ryan, the Saints defensive coordinator, looking like this.