Patriots rally for 26-24 win over Saints

Patriots rally for 26-24 win over Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Brandin Cooks caught all four passes thrown his way for 117 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown from Drew Brees, and the New Orleans Saints raced to a 21-0 lead before the New England Patriots rallied for a 26-24 victory on Saturday night.
    
Brees, who was a healthy scratch last week when New Orleans (0-2) lost at Baltimore, completed 8-of-10 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns, with the other going to veteran tight end Ben Watson.
    
After Tom Brady failed to move New England (1-1) for a first down on three series, backup Jimmy Garoppolo led five scoring drives, starting with his scramble and 24-yard scoring pass to Chris Harper.
    
Dion Lewis added an 11-yard TD run and James White scored from 3 yards. New England finally pulled in front on Stephen Gostkowski's second field goal, a 35-yarder with 14 seconds left.

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