Foxboro, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tom Brady threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to
rookie wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins with five seconds remaining in the
fourth quarter to lift the New England Patriots to a dramatic 30-27 win over
the previously unbeaten New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium.
Things didn't look promising for New England when rookie wideout Aaron Dobson
dropped a 4th-down pass.
The Patriots, trailing by a point, turned the ball over downs at their own 24-
yard line with 2:46 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Garrett Hartley then kicked a 39-yard field goal to put the Saints up 27-23.
It became even more bleak for the Patriots as Brady threw an interception on
first down of the ensuing drive.
However, the New England defense forced a second straight three-and-out. Brady
got the ball back with 1:13 to play and the third time proved to be the charm
as he led the Patriots on a game-winning drive.
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