Marques Colston's very forward pass was one of the odder endings to a football game, and at first glance, one of the dumbest. But the Saints stayed strangely silent on the question of whether Colston was ad-libbing. Now we know: It was a designed play.
All Marques Colston needed to do was step out of bounds and give Drew Brees a shot at the end zone and, in turn, his Saints a shot at tying today's game in Seattle. Instead he decided to try his hand at quarterbacking himself—and cost his team that one chance at winning.