Lutz, Saints fall just short with 61-yard miss vs. Vikings

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New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen attends a press conference after an NFL match against New Orleans Saints at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. The Vikings won the match 28-25.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)


LONDON (AP) — It looked good but he didn’t get the bounce. Even the Minnesota Vikings were preparing for overtime when Saints kicker Wil Lutz struck his 61-yard field-goal attempt.

But then it drifted left in the north London air at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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It had the distance but hit the upright. And that’s not all — it fell and hit the crossbar, too, before bouncing out. With the miss, the Vikings beat New Orleans 28-25 on Sunday in the NFL’s first international game this season. The Saints now lost three consecutive games.