10/ Last minute drive at Carolina
In the fifth week of the season, the Saints were up against not just a fired up crowd, but exciting and dangerous rookie quarterback Cam Newton.
And sure enough, Newton led the Panthers on an 11-play, nearly five-minute drive that gave the Panthers a 27-23 lead with 12:40 to play.
The teams traded punts, setting up No. 10 memorable moment of the 2011 season.
With 7:06 to play, the Saints got the ball back on their own 11-yard line. Quarterback Drew Brees wasn’t going to be outshined by Newton on this day.
He led a 13-play, 89-yard drive that chewed up 6 minutes, 16 seconds of the clock, leaving only 50 seconds on the clock.
The Saints converted two third-downs on the drive, including a third-and-one that running back Mark Ingram gained two yards on to keep things going.
Brees was 8 of 9 for 80 yards and the game-clinching 6-yard touchdown pass to running back Pierre Thomas on the drive.