In what was probably the most exciting Week 1 NFL matchup, the New Orleans Saints topped the Houston Texans in a thrilling 30-28 victory on Monday Night Football.
After a quick Texans score late in the fourth quarter, Drew Brees and the boys quickly went to work in the final seconds of the game. Drew completed a few passes and put Kicker Wil Lutz in a position to win the game. Lutz missed his first field goal of the game, a 56 yard kick, and was eager for the chance to redeem himself. With time expiring, Wil nailed a 58 yard field goal to give the Saints their first win of the season.
Wil Lutz with the 58-yard field goal for the GAME
Saints put together the game-winning drive with 37 seconds left
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 10, 2019
The kick was a career-long for Lutz, but according to ESPN Stats & Information, it was also the longest field goal in the final 10 seconds of a season-opening game since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger.
The Saints made Lutz one of the highest-paid kickers in the NFL when he signed a five year 20.25 million dollar deal last season.