It was sooo close too. The Saints were trailing the 'Skins by seven points late in regulation when Washington's Shaun Suisham was wide right with a gimmie 23-yarder that would have sealed the victory for the Redskins (3-9).
Drew Brees led an 80-yard drive with no timeouts, taking just 33 seconds to tie the game. He hit a wide-open Robert Meachem over the middle for a 53-yard touchdown with 1:19 to play.
And it wasn't a totally clean touchdown either. The throw was intercepted by the Skins' Kareem Moore, who had the ball "ripped out of his hands by Meachem" -- only to have the play being upheld as it was called on the field, NFL Fanhouse reported.
Then, just 6:29 into overtime, Garrett Hartley kicked an 18-yard field goal and the Saints clinched their perfect record for the season (12-0), leaving the 'Skins to nurse their wounds one more time.
It almost makes us wonder: is there a higher power at work here?