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Saints 24, Chiefs 27: Game Recap, Discussion Thread, and Depression Hotline

These guys got some 'splaining to do. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
These guys got some 'splaining to do. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

In a second-half collapse reminiscent of the heyday of the Aints, the still winless New Orleans Saints (0-3) have fallen to the previously winless Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) in overtime, 27-24.

After staking themselves to a 24-6 lead over the Chiefs in the third quarter, neither the Saints' offense nor defense showed that they could play with a lead as they allowed 21 straight points by the Chiefs to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

There will be much to discuss relating to ALL aspects of this game, so get right to it, and hold nothing back (except profanity and personal attacks)!

Oh, yeah. Don't forget about the post-game podcast at 5:00 pm CDT with Ralph and Kevin and maybe even Dave.

Chiefs vs Saints coverage

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KC NO
1st Downs 27 14
Passing 1st downs 16 12
Rushing 1st downs 10 2
1st downs from Penalties 1 0
3rd down efficiency 7-18 5-13
4th down efficiency 2-2 0-0
Total Plays 92 59
Total Yards 510 288
Yards per play 5.5 4.9
Total Drives 15 14
Passing 237 205
Comp - Att 26-44 20-36
Yards per pass 5.4 5.7
Interceptions thrown 1 1
Sacks - Yards Lost 3-11 4-35
Rushing 273 83
Rushing Attempts 45 19
Yards per rush 6.1 4.4
Red Zone (Made-Att) 0-4 3-4
Penalties 6-40 4-45
Turnovers 3 1
Fumbles lost 2 0
Interceptions thrown 1 1
Defensive / Special Teams TDs 0 0
Possession 42:32 26:01

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
D. Brees 20/36 240 3 1
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
D. Sproles 7 62 0 47
P. Thomas 6 11 0 5
M. Ingram 5 11 0 4
D. Brees 1 -1 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
L. Moore 4 70 1 34
P. Thomas 4 55 0 27
D. Henderson 4 53 0 36
J. Graham 4 16 1 7
M. Colston 3 40 0 19
J. Collins 1 6 1 6T
Fumbles FUM LOST REC YDS
C. Jordan 0 0 1 0
J. Casillas 0 0 1 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
G. Hartley 1/2 40 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG I20 LG
T. Morstead 6 46 1 70
Kickoff Returns NO AVG TD LG
D. Sproles 4 26 0 38
J. Collins 1 0 0 0
Punt Returns NO AVG TD LG
D. Sproles 1 2 0 2

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
M. Cassel 26/44 248 0 1
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
J. Charles 33 233 1 91T
S. Draughn 7 22 0 7
P. Hillis 3 11 0 5
D. McCluster 1 5 0 5
M. Cassel 1 2 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Bowe 7 79 0 17
J. Charles 6 55 0 19
J. Baldwin 3 36 0 14
D. McCluster 3 28 0 20
S. Draughn 3 26 0 11
T. Moeaki 2 12 0 7
S. Maneri 1 10 0 10
S. Breaston 1 2 0 2
Fumbles FUM LOST REC YDS
M. Cassel 1 1 0 0
D. McCluster 1 1 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Succop 6/6 45 1/1 19
Punting NO AVG I20 LG
D. Colquitt 5 41 4 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG TD LG
J. Arenas 3 19 0 27
S. Draughn 2 18 0 23
Punt Returns NO AVG TD LG
J. Arenas 3 13 0 24