FOXBORO -- The Saints' Garrett Hartley kicked a 27-yard field goal to begin the fourth quarter, cutting Pats lead to 7-6. But John Kasay could not do the same, as he missed a 46-yarder, wide right in the final minutes. It ended up being the difference in the game, as New England won 7-6.
Ryan Mallett and Brandon Bolden returned for the fourth quarter, but the Patriots didn't come close to putting points on the board.
A nice play by Patriots linebacker Trevor Scott, stripping Luke McCown inside the Saints 10-yard line, but the Saints recovered.
The Patriots held on for the win in the final minutes by having Mallett take a knee for their entire last possession.