Chiefs run by Saints

The Saints entered the season with Super Bowl hopes. Now, they just hope to win a game.

New Orleans blew an 18 point third quarter lead, and lost in overtime to Kansas City 27-24 Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. New Orleans is 0-3. Last season, the Saints lost 3 games all season.

The Saints are winless at home this season in two tries. In 2011, New Orleans was 9-0 at home, the best home mark in franchise history.

Drew Brees threw a 5 yard touchdown pass to fullback Jed Collins to give the Saints a 24-6 third quarter lead. But, the start of self destruction was only 18 seconds away.

Running back Jamaal Charles turned the left end and raced 91 yards for a touchdown. Charles rushed for 233 yards, 196 in the second half.

"They would get 3,4 yards a carry even when we could stop them," said Saints linebacker Scott Shanle. "If they do that for three plays, they would still get a first down."

Ryan Succop then kicked four field goals. Sandwiched between those field goals was a safety on a sack of Drew Brees by Kansas City's Justin Houston. Houston had three and half sacks and 4 quarterback hurries.

Right tackle Zach Strief took responsbility for Houston's day. "Offensive lineman live in fear of a day like this," said Strief. "Because of me we couldn't get anything going."

Drew Brees completed 20 of 36 passes for 240 yards and three touchdown passes, one each to Lance Moore, Jimmy Graham, and Collins.

The Saints go to Green Bay next Sunday. "We haven't been 0-3 for a long time," said interim head coach Aaron Kromer. "We don't know what we should feel like."