The Saints' 33-30 OT win against the Redskins was a thrilling game filled with many exciting plays, but none matched improbable touchdown Robert Meachem scored late in the first half.
With 43 seconds left before halftime, the Saints trailed by seven points and had the ball at the Washington 44-yard-line. Saints QB Drew Brees dropped back to pass, stiff-armed an oncoming defender and launched a pass downfield just as he was hit by another pass-rusher. Redskins safety Kareem Moore swooped in for an excellent diving interception and, untouched by any Saint, he got up to gain additional yardage on the return. Near midfield, however, Saints receiver Robert Meachem literally stole the ball from Moore and took it the other way, 44 yards for a touchdown.
The incredible play tied the game before the half, and Meachem would step up again as the second half ended. He caught a 53-yard bomb with 1:19 left in regulation to send the game to overtime, where the Saints won with a field goal.