Saints kicker Wil Lutz providing accuracy, continuity to NFL's highest-scoring offense (1 Viewer)

By Nathan Brown | The Advocate

With the New Orleans Saints having won by double digits each of the past five weeks, it’s easy to forget where they began their 10-game winning streak: on the right foot of Wil Lutz.

How different would this season have looked if the third-year kicker hadn’t split the uprights from 44 yards out with 21 seconds to go against Cleveland in Week 2? It was feet away from a divot he made in sending a field-goal attempt wide left in the first half, and in the same game Browns then-kicker Zane Gonzalez missed two field goals and two extra points.

How about the game-tying extra point with 75 seconds remaining in regulation against Atlanta? Or even the 39-yarder he made with just over two minutes to go in Baltimore, giving the Saints a seven-point lead and forcing Justin Tucker’s extra-point attempt to mean something? It was the only time Tucker has missed in his career.

The current Super Bowl favorites, the squad sending all of New Orleans into a frenzy this fall, could have started 2-4. ...

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