Saints' Tommylee Lewis on late fumble: ‘Just a dumb play by me’ (1 Viewer)

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(Photo by Michael DeMocker, | The Times-Picayune)

By Josh Katzenstein, | The Times-Picayune

CHARLOTTE — New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis accepted full responsibility for his error that gave the Carolina Panthers one last chance at a comeback Monday night (Dec. 17) at Bank of America Stadium.

The Saints ultimately won the game, 12-9, but Lewis' late fumble kept the Panthers' hopes alive.

“Just trying to do too much, trying to get in the end zone,” Lewis said. “At that time in the game, that’s a bad play just by me. Luckily, the defense came through in the clutch for me. I’ll learn from it, just a dumb play.”

With 1:51 remaining in the game, the Saints faced third-and-4 at the Carolina 5, and they handed the ball to Lewis on a jet sweep. He ran to the 2 before leaping with hopes of reaching the end zone, but he fumbled. ...

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