The Saints entered the season with Super Bowl hopes. Now, they just hope to win a game.
New Orleans blew an 18 point third quarter lead, and lost in overtime to Kansas City 27-24 Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. New Orleans is 0-3. Last season, the Saints lost 3 games all season.
The Saints are winless at home this season in two tries. In 2011, New Orleans was 9-0 at home, the best home mark in franchise history.
Running back Jamaal Charles turned the left end and raced 91 yards for a touchdown. Charles rushed for 233 yards, 196 in the second half.
"They would get 3,4 yards a carry even when we could stop them," said Saints linebacker Scott Shanle. "If they do that for three plays, they would still get a first down."
Ryan Succop then kicked four field goals. Sandwiched between those field goals was a safety on a sack of Drew Brees by Kansas City's Justin Houston. Houston had three and half sacks and 4 quarterback hurries.
Right tackle Zach Strief took responsbility for Houston's day. "Offensive lineman live in fear of a day like this," said Strief. "Because of me we couldn't get anything going."
The Saints go to Green Bay next Sunday. "We haven't been 0-3 for a long time," said interim head coach Aaron Kromer. "We don't know what we should feel like."