Down 24-6 with just over five minutes to go in the third quarter, the Chiefs rallied to tie the game and win it in overtime on a 31 yard field goal from Ryan Succop, as the Chiefs beat the New Orleans Saints 27-24 for their first win of the season. Drew Brees connected with Jed Collins on a six yard pass to give the Saints an 18 point lead with 5:36 to play in the third. 18 second later, Jamaal Charles ran for a 91 yard touchdown. Charles finished with 233 yards on 33 carries. Any doubts about his repaired ACL are gone.
Ryan Succop hit six field goals on the day, including two early in the fourth to draw the Chiefs to within five at 24-19. Brees was dropped for a safety by Justin Houston, making it a two point game with 5:33 to go. On the ensuing possession, the Chiefs took over at their 38 with 5:33 to play and put together a 13 play drive, setting up Succop’s fifth field goal with three seconds left in regulation.
In overtime, the Chiefs got out to midfield and had to punt. Dustin Colquitt pinned New Orleans at their three and after three incompletions, punted, setting up the Chiefs for their second and final drive in OT at their own 47. The game appeared to be over when a fumble was recovered by the Saints and taken the other way 57 yards for a touchdown, but the play was reversed giving the Chiefs new life. Matt Cassel got the Chiefs down to the 13, where Succop nailed the game winner from 31 yards out.