Will Lutz have a Garrett Hartley moment against the Rams?

Kristian Garic
January 18, 2019 - 6:15 pm

Saints kicker Will Lutz is well aware of the Garret Hartley game winning field goal in the 2009 NFC Championship Game.  Sunday’s NFC championship between New Orleans and Los Angeles could be a repeat; it could come down to the right instep of Lutz.  Does he feel the potential weight of the moment?  Nah, Will Lutz is taking a very practical approach. “I’ve thought about it, but the more you think about the more pressure you put on yourself.  For me, this is…treat this game like another game, and treat every kick the same…and it will all play out,” Lutz said.

Oddsmakers in Las Vegas have the Saints favored by 3.5 points over the Rams. Lutz has been sensational this season, and throughout this championship week Lutz has been reminded time and again about Garret Hartley’s moment - the overtime kick that sent the Saints to their first ever Super Bowl.  Lutz even knows what Coach Sean Payton told Hartley moments before the kick, “Go make your kick, son ‘cause you belong here.  Hit that Fleur De Lis and it will carry you through.”

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