Photos: Chiefs 27, Saints 24 OT

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- New Orleans Saints fullback Jed Collins (45) leaps onto the field at the start of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- New Orleans Saints fans David, Nancy, and Doug Davis, from left, of Houma, La., cheer during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAUNew Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Shanle, right, tackles Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles during the first half of last week's game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Charles rushed for 233 yards against the Saints defense.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) gets his facemask pulled as he brings the ball to the one-yard line during the second half of an NFL football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- New Orleans Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton (50), left, and safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (41), right, break up a touchdown pass meant for Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki (81), center, during the second half of an NFL football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAUNew Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles carries the ball during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs last month at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- New Orleans Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton (50), center, attempts to block a field goal by Kansas City Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop (6), right, during the second half of an NFL football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.

  • Advocate file photo by PATRICK DENNISSaints receiver Marques Colston tries to elude Chiefs cornerback Stanford Routt last season.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISNew Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas is knocked out of bounds near the goal line by Chiefs defensive back Abram Elam in the first half of the Saints' 27-24 OT loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISKansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel throws a pass in the second half against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Cassel rallied the Chiefs from a 24-6 halftime deficit to a 27-24 overtime win.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISNew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a pass as Chiefs defensive end Ropati Pitoitua closes in on him in the second quarter of the Saints' 27-24 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) runs free in the 2nd half of the Saints' 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Saints quarterback Drew Brees is sacked in the end zone for a safety by Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston in the fourth quarter of the Saints' 27-24 overtime loss to Kansas City on Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISSaints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, right, talks with a referee as interim head coach/offensive line coach Aaron Kromer watches Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spaguolo argues a call with a ref in the 4th quarter of the Saints' 27-24 loss tothe Kansas City Chiefs Sunday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNISSaints defensive players prepare for another snap during the second half of their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Since 1951, only two teams have allowed more yardage in their first three games than the 2012 Saints. They were the 1978 Baltimore Colts (1,452) and 2006 Houston Texans (1,451).

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- New Orleans Saints Jimmy Graham (80), right, bobbles the ball for an incomplete pass while double-teamed by Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Travis Daniels (34) and linebacker Derrick Johnson (56), from left, during the second half of an NFL football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAUNew Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Shanle, right, tackles Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles during the first half of the Chiefs' 27-24 overtime win Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Saints fan Bobby Hurst from Covington show his disgust and disbelief after the Saints' 27-24 OT loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. in the quarter of the Saints' the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop (6), right is hugged by Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt (2) after he kicked the winning field goal in a 27-24 win over the Saints' Sunday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/

  • Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- in the quarter of the Saints' the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC OUT/GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT OUT/225 OUT/10/12 OUT/IN REGISTER OUT/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/

  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAUNew Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith (91) and linebacker Curtis Lofton (50), from left, try to chase down Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles during the second half of the Chiefs' 27-24 overtime win Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.