We are three weeks into the college football season — two weeks into the NFL — and already we have a stark reminder:
Oh, what a difference one play can make.
For the New Orleans Saints, it’s happened two straight weeks. In their opener, rookie Kenny Vaccaro got a fingertip on what otherwise would have been a game-winning pass and preserved a 23-17 Saints victory over Atlanta. In week two, Garrett Hartley’s last-play, 27-yard field goal sailed through the uprights, giving New Orleans a 16-14 victory on the road over Tampa Bay.