(NEW ORLEANS) — The Kansas City Chiefs stunned the New Orleans Saints, in overtime, 27-24 on Sunday, dropping the Saints to a 0-3 start in 2012.
Up by 18 points in the third quarter, the Chiefs rallied back to top the Saints on Ryan Succop’s field goal in overtime.
“We are far from talking about the Super Bowl right now,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. “What need to focus on is getting one win.”
Chiefs’ running back Jamall Charles started the comeback with a 91-yard touchdown run, the longest in Chiefs history. Succop tied the game in the fourth with a 43-yard field goal before eventually winning it to avoid a 0-3 start to their season.
“The best part is our guys never gave up,” Succop said. “We kept fighting, it was a huge team win and I’m just really excited to have had a part in it.”
“This team needed a win, and a win like that really helped out in particular,” Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said. “There were a lot of doubts about what we could do and they showed a lot of character.”
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com