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Saints stay perfect, beat Redskins 33-30 in OT

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints are still perfect.

Garrett Hartley kicked an 18-yard field goal 6:29 into overtime Sunday, and the Saints improved to 12-0 with a 33-30 victory over the Washington Redskins.

The Saints clinched the NFC South with a far-from-perfect win that shows just how charmed their season is becoming. They trailed by seven points late in regulation when Washington's Shaun Suisham was wide right with a gimmie 23-yarder that would have sealed the victory for the Redskins (3-9).

Instead, Drew Brees led an 80-yard drive with no timeouts, taking just 33 seconds to tie the game. He hit a wide-open Robert Meachem over the middle for a 53-yard touchdown with 1:19 to play.

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